96 Points, James Suckling
"This is a fantastic To Kalon with focus and precision. Plenty of spice, chili paste and dark fruit. Full body with a tight and linear finish. Extremely long and focused. Savory. Last vintage of To Kalon for this winery. Drink now but a long life ahead of it." -J. Suckling
With intense, ripe Favors and powerful structure, the 2013 Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon dazzles with the personality of this famous vineyard. The wine’s luxuriously rich crème de cassis, blackberry and black cherry character unfolds with nuances of rum raisin, forest loam, coffee bean and bay laurel. Pecan and oak spice notes from new French oak barrels meld with the Cabernet Sauvignon expression, from the generous aromas through the broad, dark-fruit finish. Its muscular tannins enhance the textured palate and make it age-worthy, while bright, mouthwatering acidity balances the sun-ripened flavors. This limited bottling exemplifes perfectly balanced power and elegance as it captures its sense of place—To Kalon Vineyard. Only 780 cases produced.