- Producer: Stewart Cellars - read about the Estate
- Winemaker: Blair Guthrie
- Region (AVA): Napa Valley (St. Helena)
- Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Vintage production: 119 cases
- Winery location: Yountville
- Owners: Michael Stewart
- First vintage: 2016
- Drinking window: 2021-2050
About The Wine
The family began crafting the Stewart wines 20 years ago with a promise in mind; delivering exceptional, age worthy wines, while taking you on a journey. The NOMAD Collection builds upon that promise with an exploration of Napa Valley’s most exquisite vineyards and their unique terroir as Stewart Cellars showcases the Beckstoffer Heritage Vineyards.
The Beckstoffer Dr. Crane vineyard is located on the lower slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains in east-Saint Helena. The Stewart Cellars Dr. Crane is from 100% Clone 337 Cabernet Sauvignon that was planted in 1996.
Whole-berry fermentaion in stainless steel fermenters was followed by wet cap immersion, totalling 28 days of maceration. It was racked into French oak barrells (95% new) for 22 months prior to bottling.
Stewart Cellars NOMAD Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
"Always rich, bold and full-bodied, our 2018 NOMAD Dr. Crane Cabernet Sauvignon kicks off with aromas of cocoa, leather, and brambleberry. Flavors of blackberry, blackcurrant, and tobacco enrich the palate, while the soft and lively tannins compliment the mouth-feel. With its long, soft, and chewy finish, we recommend decanting this wine now or drinking through 2040."
Blair Guthrie (Winemaker)