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2018 Amici Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

ITEM 8460459 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Amount Total
chsun $165 $165
ghmau $155 $0
$155
Item Sold Amount Date
I8460459 1 $165 Oct 2, 2022
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RATINGS

97The Wine Advocate

...baked black plums, blackberry pie and ripe blackcurrants notes plus hints of rose hip tea, cedar, unsmoked cigars and tilled soil. The full-bodied palate is jam-packed with taut, muscular black fruits, featuring a solid frame of grainy tannins and bags of freshness, finishing on a lingering exotic spice note.

97Wine Spectator

...bouquet of crème de cassis, blueberries, candied violets, spring flowers, and tobacco, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a round and expansive texture, sweet tannins, and one heck of a great finish.

95Vinous / IWC

Blackberry jam, gravel, spice, new leather, licorice and chocolate are front and center...captures a striking mix of finesse, volume and freshness.

95James Suckling

...creamy and juicy red with blackberry, blueberry, crushed-stone and some tile character. It’s medium-to full-bodied. Lovely balance and finesse...

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley, Oakville

Oakville AVA is one of the two or three most prestigious appellations in the United States. Located in the heart of Napa Valley, its 5,000 vineyard acres produce some of the world’s most acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignon, including such California “cult” Cabs as Screaming Eagle and Harlan Estate. Before those boutique producers rose to fame in the 1990s, Oakville was already renowned as home to Robert Mondavi, Opus One and Groth Vineyards, among others. Along with the famous wineries, there are premier vineyards in this AVA, including Martha’s Vineyard and To Kalon Vineyard. To Kalon was first planted in 1868 by H.W. Crabb, one of California’s first viticultural researchers, and he named the vineyard after the ancient Greek phrase for “most beautiful.” Though many grapes can be successfully grown in Oakville, Cabernet Sauvignon is king. Merlot and Chardonnay are also frequently planted. Oakville Cabs are prized for their richness, complexity and weight. Oakville was designated as an AVA in 1993.

TYPE

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.