Wine Advocate | Rating: 99Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard has a very deep garnet-purple color and opens with a wonderfully gregarious, outspoken blackcurrant, black cherries and red rose-laced core with underlying suggestions of Indian spices, mocha and cedar. Big, full-bodied and voluptuous in the mouth, the rich fruit is seductively draped in velvety tannins, texturing the long, spicy finish. 325 cases were made.Drink Dates: 2017 - 2039Author: Lisa Perrotti-BrownIssue: 233
Jeb Dunnuck | Rating: 100Another perfect wine is the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon and readers wanting to know the heights this vineyard can hit need to try this wine. As with all these latest 2015s, this is no shrinking violet and boasts huge notes of blueberries, flowers, graphite, and incense. With a deep, full-bodied style on the palate, masses of tannin, yet not a hard edge to be found and perfect balance, it’s another majestic, profound wine from this team.Drink Dates: 2018 - 2043Author: Jeb DunnuckIssue: California, Napa Valley: Napa’s Exuberant, Powerful 2015s
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 73 bottles owned
- 22 collectors