2011 Myriad Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon
Beckstoffer Dr. Crane, Napa Valley

The 2011 growing season got off to a late start, followed by a cooler than average summer resulting in a later than normal harvest.  In a challenging year like 2011, our hand-crafted, small production winemaking thrived and produced some of the best Napa Valley Cabernets of the vintage.

We immediately limited yields and opened the vine canopies in our Dr. Crane vineyard to further maturity in this early ripening and rocky site.  The acquisition of 2011 Myriad Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane additional rows this year, allowed us to pick the vineyard in two passes, fermenting them separately and increasing the wines overall complexity.  Brilliant dark ruby in the glass with aromas of blackberry compote, dark chocolate, scorched earth and that distinct Dr. Crane minerality. Silky smooth on entry, perfectly ripened fruit dances over the mid palate then frames the above notes with natural acidity and tannins that are firm yet integrated.  With a low crop yield, this wine sits right in the sweet spot coupling old world phenolics and new world fruit and power.

Give this wine a few years in the cellar to further integrate and gain some additional texture.  Age it 8-12 years to encounter the amazing complexities this wine will develop.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon
273 cases produced

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