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2018 Stewart Nomad Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

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RATINGS

97Jeb Dunnuck

...pure To Kalon on the nose, with a flowery, incense, and spicy character as well as gorgeous blackberry and cassis-like fruits. Full-bodied and powerful, yet balanced and graceful...beautiful, classic 2018...

96+ The Wine Advocate

...bursts with black cherry compote, crème de cassis and plum preserves scents, plus hints of tar, wild sage and licorice with a waft of dusty soil. Packed with black fruit and earthy layers, the medium to full-bodied palate has a solid frame of grainy tannins, finishing long and earthy.

96Wine Enthusiast

Cedar, earth and sage define the beginning of this grippy, powerful wine that exudes all the elegance and intensity of the site. Black cherry, black licorice and textured tannins balance the savory earthiness and edge.

95James Suckling

Notes of ripe black fruit, licorice, vanilla, chocolate and tar. Full body. An array of plush, chewy tannins frame the ripe-fruit character on the palate... Long and slightly chewy finish from the tannins, yet polished.

94Wine Spectator

Showy, with melted black licorice and Black Forest cake notes, draped over a core of densely packed blackberry, fig and black currant preserve flavors. Loam, cedar and sage fill in on the muscular finish...everything is in proportion...

REGION

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.

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.