The Crane AssemblyG.B. Crane Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Since selling Orin Swift Cellars, vintner and winemaker Dave Phinney now focuses on his own estate vineyard, G.B. Crane. Its neighbors include the famed Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard, Hayne Vineyard, and Wight Vineyard. These are some serious neighbors to have in your background but G.B. Crane more than pulls its own weight, especially with this newest vintage of 2018. “Powerful aromatics saunter from the glass with notes of ripe cassis, blueberry jam, cedar box, tobacco and Herbs de Provence. Voluptuous on entry, the palate exudes a balanced weight of blackberry and black cherry with a pleasing complexity of licorice, anise, and leather. Finely textured with ripe tannins, the wine closes with depth and a lasting note of chocolate covered espresso bean.” 98 cases were produced.
- RegionNapa Valley
- AppellationSt. Helena