To Kalon 'The Grand Daddy' Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
In 2011, we crafted a wine from these old vine clone 4 Cabernet Sauvignon vines that will take your senses for a ride. Picked at moderately low brix levels, the essence of its varietal clone and terroir is displayed throughout every aspect of this wine. Dark ruby to the eye, this wine is saturated in color, cassis, and blueberry. Scents of anise intermingle with Belgium chocolate and crushed red fruit on an amazingly supple but crunchy midpalate. Thereafter, waves of fruit and perfectly ripened tannin flow into a finish that echoes the above notes and lingers off into classic combination of Napa Valley power and grace. Age will be kind to this wine and look for it to be another beautiful rendition of this great vineyard. It will drink nicely with another 5-12 years in bottle.
Last year this To Kalon graced the cover of Wine Spectator's annual California Cabernet Issue.
All 2011 wines will ship in Fall 2013.