To Kalon 'The Three Kings' Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Planted to the classic clone 7, this wine hails from the upper northwest corner of the To Kalon vineyard. Renown throughout the Valley for its good fruit strength, 2011 was a vintage where it could truly shine. Picked at optimum maturity, just hours before large Pacific Ocean storm, this wine embraces everything that can be achieved from the 2011 vintage. Dark purple to the rim, aromas of spiced blueberry pie, violets, polished river rock and clove spice emanate from the glass. Thoroughly concentrated from the first sip until the finish, the midpalate is where this wine shines. Densely packed red and blue fruits are framed by a nice degree of natural acidity that intermingles with substantive polished tannins. This is a wine where power and grace come together exuding incredible balance and showcasing a mile long finish. As this is the most fruit forward of the 2011 To Kalons, it will benefit from a nice decant early on, or age it up to 20 years to see the full potential.
All 2011 wines will ship in Fall 2013.