Opened at 9:00 am and allowed to breathe. Served at 9:00 pm. Gorgeous wine. Still young, of course, but after a night of a lot of wines, this demanded my attention. This is just the Estate, I can't wait to try the Grand Vin. I actually checked the label to make sure I didn't open the wrong bottle. Purple in color. The nose is great with cassis, slight cedar and spice, graphite, and a bit of dark chocolate. Wonderful lush mouthfeel. Good acidity. Cassis flavors. Deep but it unwinds in the glass. Still a decade at least from peak. Long finish. I know these wines have escalated in
2013 Myriad Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard, USA, California, Napa - Wine Review
I opened this at 8:00 am for serving about 12 hours later. It needed more time or a decant. Still, once in the glass it continued to open up all night. Just a gorgeous wine. A bit more time and this probably merits a perfect score. Purple in color. The nose has cassis, blueberries, gravel, char and slight cedar. On the palate, just a wonderful juicy, lush texture. Almost seamless. Voluptuous. Lots of bluieberry and cassis fruit with underlying gravel. Pinpoint acidity. Long finish. Worked great with dinner. While there is upside for holding it is fantastic right now. Just an
Gorgeous. This wine is sexy and almost seamless. Although youthful, it is drinking beautifully at age ten with a decade or two left. Purple in color. The nose has cassis, sandalwood, blueberries, and cedar. On the palate, just a great texture. Deep, it shows nice layering as it unwinds in the glass. Cassis and blueberries with minerals and char. Quite smooth. Long finish. It is delicious. Worked great with food as well.
This is about as good as Zinfandel gets for me. It should probably be getting a higher score actually. Purple in color. The nose has black cherries, spice, black pepper and slight bramble. On the palate, this is almost seamless. Great black chery fruit, slight blueberry. Great balance. It has a lightness that is deft while packing a powerful punch. Delicious. Will it get better? I really, really need to try and stock one awy and find out. Just a fantastic wine and a great value.
I have been lucky enough to try this twice in a month. Both times just as amazing. Purple in color. The nose is great with cassis, cedar and pencil lead. Full bodied. On the palate, this is almost seamless. Gorgeous texture. Cassis with graphite and underlying minerals. Long finish. More elegant than powerful but it has power. This is still quite young and needs a long decant or better yet, more time in a good cellar.
Gorgeous wine. Still drinking quite youthfully, this has decades left. Inky purple in color, magenta at the rim. Great nose with cassis, blueberries, cedar and violets. On the palate this has such a luxurious texture. Lush with cassis. Also some charred earth. Tight layers that expand in glass. Great precision. Long finish. This may yet improve a bit and will certainly gain in complexity. Year n and out, one the best Cabs offered anywhere.
Stunning wine. I know this isn't one of the single vineyards, but for half the price, this is amazing. Purple in color. The nose is amazing. Cassis, slight blueberries, a slight floral note and spice. On the palate, this is open and drinking great. An almost samless texture. Juicy acidity. Cassis, blueberries, spice and slight char. Great finish. Its one of those wines where each sip makes you want another one right away because it is so good. Then, the bottle is empty. Will this improve? I don't know but I do know that Bevan reds drink great young and there is no reason to wai
This is young and needs cellar time or air. The bottle I had was decanted for 5 hours and still quite tight. Purple in color, slight ruby. The nose has cherries, green tobacco, black cherries and slight lavender. On the palate, black cherries with heavy tannins. Slight black licorice emerges on the long finish. This is deep with a lot of complexity. It is ripe enough, something many California Cabernet Francs have trouble with, wihtout being hot or raisny. Should last a couple of decades easily. Delicious wine. One of the top two or three Cab Francs from California I have ever tas
Another stellar wine from one of the best producers in Napa. This is still quite tight but with air opened up beautifully. That said, this still needs time. Inky purple in color. The nose is classic, old school Napa cabernet. Cassis, slight pencil lead, and a slight violet notes on the nose. On the palate, this has a great juicy texture. Almost seamless. Again, give this a few years and this probably merits a perfect score. Cassis, graphite and cedar notes. Long finish.
Wow. An amazing wine. Like many 2012's, this is accessible now, but still has a long life left. This is just incredible. From the first sip, this is special. Purple in color. The nose has cassis, pencil lead/gravel and floral notes. On the palate, this is seamless. Juicy acidity. Firm but manageable tannins. Layers of gravel, cassis and graphite. Long finish. So delicious too. About as good as Napa Cabernet gets. And you know what, with some age, it might even get better.