The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon The Grand Daddy reveals classic, uplifted floral, forest floor and black currant aromatics, a creamy, full-bodied texture with terrific definition and laser-like precision, and remarkable purity, richness and overall gravitas. It can be drunk now or cellared for two decades or more.
Author: Robert Parker
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95
(14.9% alcohol; from old Clone 4 vines): Bright ruby-red. Precise, high-pitched nose offers cassis, blueberry, crushed rock, licorice, violet, spices and bitter chocolate. Like a liquid confection on entry but firm mineral-driven acidity gives cut and penetration to the seamless flavors of dark berries and cocoa powder. Boasts a compellingly thick texture but manages to remain bright and light on its feet. This beautifully balanced, generous wine finishes with youthful fine-grained tannins and superb persistence.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: May/June 2013
Wine Spectator | Rating: 93
A powerful, open-throttle Cabernet, brimming with intense flavors and sturdy tannins. Features lots of locked-down flavors, with hints of mocha, espresso, crushed rock and graphite. Begs for cellaring.