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Salvestrin 'Dr. Crane Vineyard' Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

It began when Italian immigrants John and Emma Salvestrin fell in love with St. Helena while visiting friends in the early 1920s. In 1932 they purchased a portion of the historic Crane Ranch, including the Victorian home of Dr. Crane. With the repeal of prohibition in 1933, they started selling grapes as the wine industry began to grown again.

Grape Varietals: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot

Wine Region: St. Helena, Napa Valley, California

Tasting Notes: Salvestrin's flagship Cabernet opens with notes of black cherry, dried tobacco, pencil shavings, and thyme. Medium plus in weight, the core is velvety in texture and framed by powdery refined tannins. Dried sage and blood orange shine through on the finish, which has notable persistence. Driven by finesse with a hint of minerality, this expression of the Dr. Crane Vineyard site is unadulterated, unfined, and unfiltered.

Food Pairing: Dark chocolate bars studded with dried cherry and blueberry fruit.


  • Wilfred Wong 93/100
  • Robert Parker 93/100