Beckstoffer “Dr. Crane” Vineyard

History

In 1858 Napa pioneer Dr. George Belden Crane planted what is now the Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard. This famous vineyard property is located west of Route 29 in the city of St. Helena. It was acquired by Beckstoffer Vineyards in 1997. In 1998 the vineyard’s gravelly loam soils were replanted to multiple clones of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. 2012 was our first vintage from this site, the Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is produced with grapes from this historic and extraordinary vineyard. We created a very special wine with fruit from this vineyard for the annual trade event, Premiere Napa Valley. The flavor profile from this site produces beautiful dark luscious fruits. These should prove to be some of the most important and exciting wines produced in Napa.

Our wine from Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard:

Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Cabernet Sauvignon


VINEYARD AT A GLANCE

Grape Varieties Planted: Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot

Appellation: St. Helena

Age of Vines: Over 15 years

Winemaker: Jennifer Williams

 Vineyard Site: Flat topography with eastern & western exposures

Soils: Gravelly, loam soils; Cortina and Bale loam

Climate: One of the warmest climates in Napa Valley with cooling influence in the form of afternoon breeze from the Mayacamas Mountains.