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2013 Tor - Cabernet Franc Beckstoffer To Kalon

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 89 WA
  • Variety
    Cabernet Franc

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SKU: 454231-2013-750-3A
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 89

    Tor even produced a 2013 Cabernet Franc Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard, which is a blend of 97% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine is a bit lighter, and shows floral notes along with some cedar wood, tobacco leaf, and a slight herbaceousness. It's lighter than I would have suspected, but spicy, and it may put on weight as it ages, as Cabernet Franc has a tendency to do. (At least, Europe versions tend to.) This is an excellent wine, but below the quality of most of Tor's wines.
    Author: Robert Parker
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  • California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 20 bottles owned
    • 7 collectors