Wine Advocate - Robert Parker
2012 Myriad Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Elysian Reserve
RATING: 99 points
PRODUCER: Myriad Cellars
FROM: St Helena, Napa, North Coast, California, USA
VARIETY: Cabernet Sauvignon
SOURCE: WA, Oct 2014

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The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Elysian Reserve is certainly a puff and a whisper away from pure perfection. Absolutely compelling Cabernet Sauvignon (100% of that varietal), the wine has an opaque purple color, a beautiful set of aromatics that include a spring flower garden, blueberry, mulberry and blackberry fruit, a glorious display of fruit, flawlessly integrated wood tannin, alcohol and acidity.  The finish goes on for a good 40-50 seconds.

These are not wimpish wines at 15.1% alcohol, but that's well-concealed, and makes a mockery of the high-octane, anti-alcohol, pleasure police who would rather pontificate than actually taste.  This is a modern-day classic and a tour de force.  Drink it over the next 20 years.  I found it hard to spit this one out.

Drink:  2014-2034

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