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2014 Alpha Omega Beckstoffer To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon

Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

Ends Sunday, 7pm Pacific


98James Suckling

This is very To Kalon with opulent fruit. Underlying chili and spice character, too. Wet earth and bark. Full body, firm and silky tannins. Racy and focused. A balanced and beautiful red from this great vintage.

97Jeb Dunnuck

...has no hard edges, gorgeous aromas of crème de cassis, white chocolate, Asian spice and dried flowers, polished tannin, and perfect balance...

96Robert M. Parker Jr. has profound richness, oodles of crème de cassis and blackberry fruit intermixed with barbecue smoke, Christmas fruitcake and cedar.

94Vinous / IWC

Inky, sweet and generous, with soft contours and spherical fruit, the 2014 hits all the right notes. Mocha, espresso, licorice and sweet spice add the closing shades of nuance.

93Wine Spectator

Slowly unwinds from a taut core of blackberry and wild berry flavors to ease into a more agreeable show of fruit and texture.


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.