We have a very special small allocation from Alejandro Bulgheroni in stock today, 100 Point Alejandro Bulgheroni Lithology Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018. These are iconic wines meant for collector’s cellars and high-end wine lists at Michelin guide restaurants. However, yours truly, was in the right place at the right time and we have an allocation arriving today!
Dr. Crane vineyard was originally planted in 1858 by Dr. George Belden Crane, since then it has been home to Chinatown for the city of St. Helena, then abandoned and finally purchased by Andy Beckstoffer and replanted with a wide variety of Cabernet Sauvignon clone. The gravel and loam soil is similar to what is found in the first growth estates of Bordeaux and the proof of the kinship is often found on the nose when comparing wines from this vineyard and their Bordeaux counterparts.
The similarity does not stop on the nose, the structure and seamless integration of these wines will allow for many decades of ageing. However, unlike most high-end Bordeaux, this wine is drinking now, but a few more years in the bottle will only provide more pleasure.
Possibly the wine of the vintage, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Lithology Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard is another incredible wine from this estate that has everything: stunning complexity, full-bodied richness, flawless balance, and incredible length. Revealing a dense purple color as well as Graves-like notes of blackcurrants, cold fireplace, graphite, chocolate, and smoked tobacco, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, flawless balance, and ultra-fine tannins. Based on 99% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Cabernet Franc that was brought up 20 months in 70% new French oak, this thrilling 2018 offers pleasure today yet will evolve for 30-40+ years. Hats off to the team at Alejandro Bulgheroni!
-Jeb Dunnuck 100
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