2018 Frontier Justice 'Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard' Cabernet Franc Napa Valley


This magical Cabernet Franc has all of the sexy, savory elegance you expect from this delicious varietal. Dr. Crane vineyard enjoys a premium spot at the base of the Mayacamas in St. Helena, and the play of alluvial and volcanic soils shines in this vibrant, extraordinary wine. Lovers of Cabernet Franc would be hard pressed to find a better example.

Integrity, quality, honesty and trust. These are the core values of the Bounty Hunter and the mantra for the Justice trio. With almost 15 vintages crafted expressly for Bounty Hunter, we couldn’t be prouder of the track record of our own flagship brand. They hang with the very best of the Napa Valley. Andy Beckstoffer’s Dr. Crane and To Kalon vineyards are Napa Valley royalty, first recognized for their greatness in the 19th century. They are two of the most purely alluvial vineyard sites in the valley, making them true Napa Valley Grand Crus. It isn’t just hype or fashion that causes wines from these vineyards to receive legions of 100-point scores every year; it’s the fact that these are simply magic vineyard sites, ones that have helped elevate brands like Schrader, Carter Cellars, Paul Hobbs, Realm, and Myriad to superstar status. Our long and enthusiastic partnership with these vineyards dates back almost 15 years, and the track record of our Justice wines now speaks for itself. Justice is served.

Cabernet Sauvignon
Philippe Melka, Matt Sands & Tim Milos
Oak Treatment:
83% new French oak
Country of Origin:
United States
Napa Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
77% Cabernet Franc, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon
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750 ml Bottle

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.