On the nose, opulent aromas of graphite, crushed blackberry, and
savory herbs lend warmth to the overall experience.


Silky on the palate with powerful yet seamlessly
integrated tannins and focused flavors of cassis, cacao, and garrigue.

Growing Conditions

A true test of our vineyard team’s mettle, the challenges of the 2015 season commenced early with cold,
damp, windy conditions during bloom causing poor set, and unevenly ripened clusters - what is known
as ‘shot berries’. The remainder of the season steadied, and with much handwork and fruit thinning,
delivered ripe and balanced fruit of high quality. Harvest was early across the board, a common
occurrence when the vine carries a light crop.


Hand-harvested at night, sheers only.


Bottled unfined and unfiltered; June, 2017.


 Hand-sorted while still cold from the field
 Fermented in small, closed-top stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts
 5-6 day cold soak, 32 day total maceration
 Gentle pumpovers and délestage
 Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrel


Aged 20 months in French oak barrels; 100% new

Coopers: Baron, Darnajou, Taransaud


The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon from the Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard, opaque ruby red, displays a
certain profundity in its appearance.

Food Pairing

This refined and feminine cabernet
sauvignon will pair lusciously with braised beef short ribs, or a grilled lamb chop topped with wild
mushrooms and shallots. Serve at 50°-55° F.