Realm Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

"The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard is sumptuous and layered, with plenty of the aromatic nuances that are typical of this site. Ripe red fruit, flowers, spices and licorice are some of the notes that flow from this refined, finessed Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2009 impresses for its dazzling purity and finesse. The blend is 92% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Petit Verdot...95" AG, The Wine Advocate 12/11 "Ruby-red. The most perfumed of these 2009s to this point, offering scents of cassis, violet, bitter chocolate and spicecake. Layered, deep and utterly seamless, with ripe acidity giving shape to the plush flavors of blackberry, cassis, cola and chocolate. Dense and smooth but not at all heavy. The rising, very long finish features noble tannins. A very classy 2009 cabernet...93" IWC 06/12

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Realm Cellars:
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

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2008 08/20/2012

Firm and intense, yet gushing with rich blueberry, blackberry, plum and cassis flavors. Shows great density and concentration, along with a supple lining in texture, finishing with hot stone and pebble notes and a burst of fruit. Best from 2013 through 2022.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2008 01/10/2013

A brilliant wine (as one might expect, given the source for the raw material) is the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard, a blend of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot, with the Cabernet Sauvignon coming from the famed Clone 6. This wine (like so many wines from this parcel that is basically a gravel pit) has a very flinty/hot rocks sort of character to the cassis and blackberry fruit, a common element no matter who makes wine from this site. This wine from Realm is like Napa Valleyandrsquo;s version of La Mission Haut-Brion in Bordeaux. It is full-bodied, powerful, flowery, and at the same time, thick, rich and powerful. Giver it 3andndash;4 years of cellaring and drink it over the next 25+ years.


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Vintage: 2005 08/30/2011

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 10/30/2010

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



"The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard is sumptuous and layered, with plenty of the aromatic nuances that are typical of this site. Ripe red fruit, flowers, spices and licorice are some of the notes that flow from this refined, finessed Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2009 impresses for its dazzling purity and finesse. The blend is 92% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Petit Verdot...95" AG, The Wine Advocate 12/11 "Ruby-red. The most perfumed of these 2009s to this point, offering scents of cassis, violet, bitter chocolate and spicecake. Layered, deep and utterly seamless, with ripe acidity giving shape to the plush flavors of blackberry, cassis, cola and chocolate. Dense and smooth but not at all heavy. The rising, very long finish features noble tannins. A very classy 2009 cabernet...93" IWC 06/12

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