2015 Memento Mori Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2022 - 2030 (Edit)
CT98.3 6 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • Shellswinescript Likes this wine: 99 points

    May 14, 2021 - If the name of this wine is to remind us that we all die, it also reminds us that we have now died tasting an amazing wine. This is a rich cab blooming with fantastic tannins. I smell crushed violets, vanilla and blueberry pie. The finish is amazing and balanced on the tongue. If you love Crane cabs, you will love this wine.

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  • Geaux Tigers Likes this wine: 99 points

    October 18, 2020 - Had to test run to see how deep to hit the ‘18 MM Dr. Crane

    Rich, inky, viscous, explosive nose, restrained palate. Wet rock, dried herbs, fresh cut flowers, definitely Crane. Easy drinking, but restrained palate, as if there was no acid, is it playing hide and seek? Turns out, yes.

    At 2 hrs of air, this really exploded into greatness. One of the best renditions of Crane I’ve ever had. Juicy violets and fresh flowers and dark fruits, a sweet candidness on the nose. Crushed blueberries appeared, but disappeared as it warmed a bit. The acid has emerged with blueberries and purplish fruits exploding across the palate with a smooth mineral backbone. A jar full of various candied fruit kept running through my head. Enough tannins left to carry a long finish. As we approached the 3 hr mark, the candiness disappeared. This wine is Exhibit A for why I got into Napa. 99 for now, I think this still has room to run to an easy 100 in 3-5 yrs.

    I worried I had opened too early, but this really shined with air. Sadly, my only bottle.

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  • WineForRob wrote: 98 points

    December 16, 2019 - Nothing more to add. Nose was as another taster noted "off the hook". Simply fantastic wine.

  • rgcanada Likes this wine: 99 points

    January 25, 2019 - Such a great bottle of wine...gave it a couple of hours to breathe (and have an OF) before getting into it. Layered nose of black cherry, pencil lead and dry aged beef. Super dark and inky purple. Gorgeous in the mouth, with loads of fruit and depth cascading over the palate. Nice long finish that lives up to MM and Beckstoffer Dr. Crane expectations and beyond. Really special.

  • Cristal2000 Likes this wine: 97 points

    June 9, 2018 - Had this blind with 5 other tasters next to a 2015 B Cellars Dr Crane, 2015 Caterwaul and what turned out to be a flawed 2015 Vice Versa BTK. This was the clear winner.

    Very similar to my notes on 2/3/18. In comparison to its closest rival on the night, B Cellars Dr Crane, it displayed more purity, less manipulation and much better focus. All the typical Dr Crane elements were in play, with lovely fresh mineral driven flavors, dark fruit, embers, scorched earth etc. This wine wraps them all up in a very elegant and regal package, with exceptional depth of flavor and wonderful tannin management. This has a long life ahead of it.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2015
  • Type Red
  • Producer Memento Mori
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Beckstoffer Dr. Crane
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

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  • In Cellars 52 (68%)
  • Consumed 24 (32%)

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