2015 Salvestrin Cabernet Sauvignon Three D

Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML
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WA 96 JD 94 WS 91
WA 96

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2018

Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon 3D Dr. Crane opens with licorice, violets and tilled soil over nuances of mossy bark, cassis, and warm plums. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has firm, grainy...
JD 94

jebdunnuck.com, January 2019

Even more saturated purple-colored, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Three D Dr. Crane Vineyard is a considerable step up. Rocking levels of blackcurrants, toasted spice, graphite, dried flowers, and tobacco all flow to a...
WS 91

Wine Spectator, December 2019

Features a hefty core of cassis and damson plum puree flavors, but the toast is moderate, letting the tobacco and savory accents work their way in pleasantly, leaving a broad but balanced feel through the finish. Best...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Sub-appellation St Helena
Vintage 2015
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.8%
Closure Cork

The 2015 Salvestrin Cabernet Sauvignon Three D is a remarkable red wine that showcases the best of what California has to offer. With its deep garnet-purple color, this wine is a visual delight, enticing wine enthusiasts to explore its complex flavors and aromas.

On the nose, the Three D reveals an enticing bouquet of blackcurrants, toasted spice, graphite, dried flowers, and tobacco. These aromas intertwine harmoniously, creating an olfactory experience that is both captivating and seductive.

Upon the first sip, the palate is greeted with a rich and powerful expression of Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine is full-bodied and displays a stacked mid-palate, which adds depth and complexity. Fine tannins provide structure and balance, while the ripe fruit flavors of blackcurrants and warm plums dance on the tongue. Notes of licorice, violets, and mossy bark add layers of intrigue, contributing to the wine's elegant and polished profile.

The 2015 Salvestrin Cabernet Sauvignon Three D hails from the esteemed Dr. Crane Vineyard in Napa's St Helena sub-appellation. This vineyard is renowned for producing exceptional fruit, and this wine is a testament to its quality. The wine's long and layered finish leaves a lasting impression, making it clear that this beauty has aging potential. With its firm, grainy tannins, the Three D will only improve with time, and is expected to age gracefully for two decades or more.

With a moderate toast level that allows the tobacco and savory accents to shine, the Three D strikes a perfect balance between fruit, oak, and complexity. This wine is best enjoyed from 2020 through 2028, allowing its flavors to fully develop over time.

Overall, the 2015 Salvestrin Cabernet Sauvignon Three D is a stellar representation of California's finest Cabernet Sauvignons. Its impeccable craftsmanship, elegance, and power make it a must-try for any wine enthusiast seeking an unforgettable experience.