Myriad Cellars Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Elysian Reserve 2012 3.0L

$1,095

Rating:RP99/JD99
RP99 "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." RP Oct 2014
Myriad, Beckstoffer Dr Crane Vineyard Elysian Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Napa Valley
"This project of winemaker Mike Smith has started off with somewhat audacious, fascinating wines. Kudos to Mike Smith."

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