Carter Cellars Beckstoffer To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon 2006


Tasting Notes

This wine is a seamless montage of cassis and dark berries, with alluring notes of spice inviting the senses ever deeper into the wine’s many-nuanced flavors. Dense and concentrated, this Cabernet delivers the size, length, and depth one would expect from a truly great wine.

"The gorgeous 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard possesses the finest aromatics of all the 2006s. Aromas of flowers, spice box, cedarwood, black currants, new saddle leather, and smoky oak are followed by a beautifully textured, full-bodied wine with a lot of tannin, but also considerable concentration and depth. While it seems more evolved aromatically, in the mouth it appears another 2 years of bottle age would be helpful. This beauty should evolve for 20-25+ years."

94 Points ~ Robert Parker

 

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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