Wine Spectator | Rating: 93Pure, rich and concentrated, offering a dense, hearty core of mocha-laced blackberry, currant and wild berry flavors. Cedary oak nuances are evident and the texture is tannic and gripping. The finish offers an exciting aftertaste. Drink now through 2023. 375 cases made.Author: James Laube
Vinous | Rating: 94The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard wraps around the palate with serious depth and density. Here, too, the French oak is a bit pronounced, but those qualities marry better with the qualities of To Kalon as opposed to Dr. Crane. Layers of dark fruit build to an imposing, tannic finish as this brooding yet opulent Cabernet Sauvignon shows off its personality and pedigree.Author: Antonio Galloni
Wine Advocate | Rating: 90The outstanding 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon is softer and less substantial than the 2010, but it is loaded with blue and black fruits, white chocolate, espresso roast and lead pencil shaving-like notes. The tannins are soft and unobtrusive in this fleshy, succulent, sensual red. This 2011 should drink beautifully over the next decade and initially, many readers may prefer it to the bigger, more authoritative 2010.Author: Robert Parker
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 60 bottles owned
- 22 collectors