Carter Cellars Beckstoffer To Kalon - The Grand Daddy 2013

Tasting Notes

Another tour de force from the front of the Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard, this block produced exceptional wines in 2013 due to perfectly balanced yields and significant hang time. These old vine clone 4 vines render our most upfront, appealing, stunningly rich, and voluptuous wine from this vineyard. Blackberry fruits, crème de cassis, licorice, and exoctic spices mingle with a lavish multi-layered wine, offering an enormous mid-palate accented perfectly by the wine's natural acidity. The wine offers a sensational amount of ripeness and texture along with generous tannins which leaves an impression of a massive wine that could become the talk of the Valley. While drinking great now, allow this wine to age and watch it reveal both old and new world characteristics.


"The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard The Grand Daddy tastes like dry vintage port – it’s that concentrated and rich as well as fresh and well-defined. Pure blackberry and cassis fruit intermixed with licorice and floral notes are found in this full-bodied, opulent, massive yet well-balanced Cabernet Sauvignon."- Barrel Sample

98 - 95 Points ~ Robert Parker


Map of the Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard

The History of the To Kalon Vineyard

The Beckstoffer portion of the historic original To Kalon Vineyard in the Oakville AVA was purchased from Beaulieu Vineyard in 1993. Beaulieu had purchased the property from the Crabb estate in 1940 and called it their Beaulieu Vineyard No. 4. Napa Pioneer Hamilton Crabb first planted the vineyard in 1868 and it has produced some of the Napa Valley's best red grapes ever since. Replanted after phylloxera by Beckstoffer from 1994 to 1997 to multiple clones of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc with modern trellising and closer vine spacing, the vineyard produces several luxury award winning vineyard designated wines. These vineyard designated Cabernet Sauvignon wines include Schrader Cellars, Paul Hobbs, Provenance, Realm and of course, Carter Cellars.

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