2016 Myriad Cellars Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
100% Cabernet Sauvignon, St. Helena – Napa Valley
Our choice rows in this historic vineyard gifted us yet again one of the most impressive, layered and complex wines in our portfolio. Replanted in 1998, twenty-sixteen marks the heart of the growing stage for this majestic vineyard. The mix of Bale loam and river bed soils make this one of our first cabernets in the house every year. Fine sculpted layers of cassis, graphite mixed with bold red and blue fruits take center stage. The mid palate bursts with rich notes of cocoa, baking spice, & black cherry and combines with hints of lavender and an intriguing streak of licorice; a trademark of this vineyard. The finish and viscosity of this beauty make this Cabernet an absolute triumph of the vintage. Add in the Mike Smith ‘Wow Factor’, this wine easily becomes the showstopper in the crowd. The Beckstoffer Dr. Crane vineyard is undoubtedly one of the finest vineyards in Napa Valley and the wines produced from this vineyard are dramatic and unmistakable.