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2008 Carter Cellars Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

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93Vinous / IWC

Very precise aromas and flavors of cassis, minerals and spices. Large-scaled, chewy and deep, offering uncanny generosity and lushness for the vintage without coming across as heavy.

93Wine Enthusiast

...perfectly smooth tannins and overall balance. Flavors of blackberries and black currants perfectly mix with new French oak.

92+ Robert M. Parker Jr.

Blueberry, black currant, cedarwood, Christmas fruitcake, spice and licorice characteristics are present in this thick, juicy, concentrated Cabernet. It is another outstanding effort exhibiting elegance, power and richness.

92Wine Spectator

A ripe, juicy style, with graceful plum, black cherry and wild berry fruit that’s supple and layered. Medium- to full-bodied, this is slow to pick up weight, but should only get better from here.


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.