Wine Spectator | Rating: 94A bold, rich, layered expression of cedary oak-shaded Cabernet, with powerful loamy earth, dark berry and spice notes that are deftly balanced but a long way from full maturity. The finish opens to reveal tightfisted black and green olive flavors. Best from 2020 through 2033. 350 cases made.Drink Dates: 2020-2033Author: James LaubeIssue: Nov 15, 2016
Wine Advocate | Rating: 98The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and again aged in 100% new oak. The production is slightly higher than the Dr. Crane at 500 cases. This opaque colored wine offers up blueberry liqueur, creme de cassis, coffee bean, roasted meats, and a floral note. It is rich, powerful, dense and primordial, but wow, is it spectacular! Produced from clones 4 and 337 of Cabernet, this is another 30-year effort and a great classic.Drink Dates: 2015 - 2045Author: Robert ParkerIssue: 222
Vinous | Rating: 91The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer to Kalon Vineyard is an example of where ripeness and intensity are pushed too far. There is a good amount of To-Kalon character here, but the bitter tannins suggest overextraction while the alcohol is elevated. This is a rare miss from Realm.Author: Antonio GalloniIssue: Oct 2015
James Suckling | Rating: 100This is extraordinary on the nose with cold stones, minerals, wet earth and fresh spices. Full body, an incredible backbone of tannins, and great length. It really lasts for minutes. When you taste it, it brings you down to the root and soul of the wine. Extraordinary. This is what To Kalon is supposed to taste like. Pure cabernet sauvignon. 450 cases.Author: James SucklingIssue: 13 Sep, 2016
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 94 bottles owned
- 28 collectors