Realm Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard 2005
From a relatively warm site within the cooler Coombsville area; 15.5% alcohol) Bright medium ruby. Blueberry licorice and nutty oak on the nose. Sweet very ripe and liqueur-like with dark berry and chocolate mint flavors. A big boy finishing with chewy slightly rustic tannins. [89 - 91 pts Stephen Tanzer]
Realm Cellars produced five wines from the 2006 vintage – two blends (The Bard, The Tempest) and three single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon wines (Beckstoffer Dr. Crane, Farella, Beckstoffer To Kalon). All of these wines were bottled unfined and unfiltered in June 2008. We will be pouring all of these wines, along with some older vintages, at our release parties in SF, NYC, LA and Houston.
External Reviews for Realm Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard
Bright ruby-red. Scented aromas of red cherry, flowers and tobacco. Sweet, lush and creamy, in a distinctly soft, fruit-driven style. There's very good fat to the flavors of red cherry and raspberry. A concentrated, sexy wine that finishes with plian... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2005 Realm Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard 750ml
A seamless beauty, the dense ruby/purple-colored 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard, from a St.-Helena site, reveals notes of black currants, sweet cherries, cedar, and roasted herbs. Balanced and full-bodied with exceptional density, high glycerin, sweet tannin, and a long finish, it should easily last for 15 or more years.