2010 Dr. Crane
95 pts from Wine Advocate, 93 pts from Wine Spectator
29 Months, 100% new French oak
Our Dr. Crane Vineyard designate Cabernet radiates a beautiful opulent violet hue. This wine bursts out of the glass with ripe cherries, plum, blackberry jam; whispers of hibiscus and pomegranate nectar exhibiting great barrel warmth. Unfolds with subtle expressions of its terroir, the rocky silt-clay soil in which the roots are anchored. Displaying a rich texture, the tannins give the sensation of many small stones compacted on the palate. Black fruit and cola flavors build over time with each sip. The perfectly balanced acidity makes this wine great for food pairing and longevity. There is great harmony in this age-worthy wine that will survive decades.