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Beckstoffer To Kalon

AVA: Napa Valley
Vineyard: Beckstoffer To Kalon
Winemaker: Jeff Ames
Cooperage: 22 Months French Oak, Taransaud and Darnajou

Beckstoffer To Kalon – Iconic wine comes from iconic vineyards, and Beckstoffer To Kalon is one of the most iconic vineyards in the world. A first-growth vineyard, To Kalon, Greek for “highest beauty,” is lined with various clones of Cabernet Sauvignon, creating its signature “spice box” of flavors. Modern trellising and precise farming play a hand in the production of these opulent and coveted vineyard-designated wines.   

Oakville AVA – Found on low-lying flatlands between the Mayacamas and Vaca Mountains, Oakville AVA is rife with well-drained gravel soils, producing Bordeaux varietals rich in texture and firm, approachable tannins. A vinicultural treasure, Oakville’s warm climate, unique soil composition and topography are ideal for growing renowned Cabernet Sauvignon.  

Vintage Notes – Another exceptional Napa Valley vintage, the 2019 growing season was marked by a wet spring followed by a long, sunny summer with few extreme heat events. Consistent temperatures helped to preserve the freshness in the fruit while allowing abundant hang time – resulting in concentrated clusters with beautiful color, structure, soft tannins, and bright acidity. These wines will age beautifully for years to come. 

Accolades – 2019 Beckstoffer To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon  

 Jeb Dunnuck, 97 | The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard has a classic, big, sweet nose of black and blue fruits as well as flower incense, chocolate, and assorted spices. These all carry over to the palate, and the wine is full-bodied, with an undeniably hedonistic slant, sweet tannins, and a great finish. All Cabernet Sauvignon aged 22 months in new barrels, drink it over the coming 10-15 years. 326 cases. 

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