Carter Cellars Beckstoffer To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon 2004


Tasting Notes

Dark, dense and powerful without being overly heavy. Starts with blueberry and dark fruit nose moves into a creamy juicy midpalate and concludes with a myraid of fruit flavors extending into a huge long finish. This wine is a long term proposal needing years to begin showing everything it has.

"Big, rich and expressive, with a broad range of complex, mouthcoating flavors built around ripe currant, black cherry and dark red fruits. Finishes with a long, persistent aftertaste and a touch of heat. Yet this is notably elegant and polished for a wine this size. Best from 2008 through 2015."

96 Points ~ Wine Spectator

 

Map of the 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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Explore the varied Napa vineyards of Carter Cellar's handcrafted wines, from the Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard to the Truchard.

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