Beckstoffer “Dr. Crane” Vineyard
In 1858 Napa pioneer Dr. George Belden Crane planted what is now considered Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard. This famous vineyard property is located west of Route 29 in the city of St. Helena. The property 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.
Our Wines From Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard
Arrow&Branch 2012 Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is produced with grapes from this historic vineyard. Along with our upcoming vintage of 2013, these should prove to be some of the most important and exciting wines produced in Napa.
Vineyard at a Glance
- Grape Varieties Planted:
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Age of Vines:
- Over 15 years
- St. Helena
- Gravelly, loam soils; Cortina and Bale loam
- One of the warmest climates in Napa Valley with cooling influence in the form of afternoon breeze from the Mayacamas Mountains.
- Vineyard Site:
- Flat topography with eastern & western exposures
- Jennifer Williams