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2006 Macauley Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon


ITEM 5601434 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

Bidder Amount Total
iamandyc $140 $140
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91-93Robert M. Parker Jr.

...exhibits aromas and flavors of black fruits, incense, cedar, new saddle leather, and loamy soil.



Macauley Vineyards is on the Silverado Trail, in St. Helena, Napa Valley. It was established in the early 1980s b Ann Macauley Watson and his now run by her son Mac and winemaker Kirk Venge. Macauley produces wines only from highly regarded vineyards, including To Kalon and Star Vineyards. The estate produces Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and several white wines.


United States, California, Napa Valley, Oakville, To Kalon Vineyard

To- Kalon is one of the most famous vineyards in Napa Valley, often called the first “grand cru” California vineyard. It has always inspired those who live near it. Native Americans called the area around it tu-la-halusi – meaning “beautiful land.” And later residents called it To-Kalon, Greek for “the most beautiful.” Originally planted by Hamilton Crabb in 1968, it today is owned by Andy Beckstoffer, the Robert Mondavi Winery and Opus One. Beckstoffer owns the lion’s share, with an 89-acre vineyard planted to Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Beckstoffer sell To-Kalon grapes to such acclaimed producers as Schrader, Paul Hobbs, Tor Kenward, Realm, Alpha Omega and the Morlet Family. Beckstoffer Vineyards, a vineyard management business, owns and farms more than 3,600 acres of highly prestigious grape growing acreage in Napa Valley, Mendocino County and the Red Hills of Lake County. A senior executive with Heublein in the 1960s, Andy Beckstoffer is credited with steering Napa Valley vintners towards improving farming and the quality of the grapes used for wine.


Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.