A lovely balance of savory and fruity, this wine smells of freshly picked tarragon and blueberries with a soft tannin finish. From the famed Dr. Crane vineyard. The historic Dr. Crane Vineyard, situated in St. Helena, sits at the base of the Mayacamas mountain range. The combination of alluvial soils, crushed volcanic rock and a full day of Napa Valley sunshine make for a fabulous environment for this fruit to call home. The Cabernet Franc produced here is so extraordinary in quality, one would be hard-pressed to find a better example – anywhere.
96 POINTS - Jeb Dunnuck
"More chocolate, baking spices, and flowery blue fruit notes emerge from the 2018 Cabernet Franc Frontier Justice Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard, another full-bodied, beautifully balanced wine from this team. A blend of 77% Cabernet Franc and 23% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in 83% new French oak, it’s already drinking nicely, yet its balance as well as its fine tannins all point to it evolving gracefully for 15-20 years." - 1/27/2021
95 POINTS - Wine Enthusiast
"This is an earthy interpretation of this wonderful grape from a well-respected site better known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Cedar, dried herb, black olive and cocoa powder highlight a hearty frame of supple red fruit, crushed rock, and dark chocolate, finishing in a bold tannic structure." - 4/1/2021