Carter Cellars Beckstoffer To Kalon - 'The Three Kings' 2013

Tasting Notes

The Three Kings Beckstoffer To Kalon is crafted from the classic Napa Cabernet clone 7, renown for fruit first profile. It opens up immediately with floral aromatics mixed with dark currants, exotic spices and blue/black fruits. Once again, this To Kalon is noticeably darker and the most virile wine of the Carter Cellar's 2013 offering. Revealing superb balance and concentration it is a successful expression of richness and power - the hallmark of this Beckstoffer To Kalon wine. The pliant mid-palate is composed of firm but sweet tannins which are fully integrated into the plush dark fruit and toasted oak notes. While drinking superb now, give this beautiful wine a few years in the cellar to round out and you’ll be rewarded by mature and developed nuances for 12-18 years to come.


"The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard The Three Kings is borderline perfection. Massive but well-balanced floral notes intermixed with crème de cassis and blackberry characteristics are offered in an unctuously textured, almost beyond belief Cabernet Sauvignon. This is the probably the way incredibly low-yielding Bordeaux from 1949, 1945 and 1929 tasted when young. However, this is Napa, and the ripeness and purity of fruit is remarkable." - Barrel Sample

97 Points ~ Robert Parker


Map of the Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard

The History of the To Kalon Vineyard

The Beckstoffer portion of the historic original To Kalon Vineyard in the Oakville AVA was purchased from Beaulieu Vineyard in 1993. Beaulieu had purchased the property from the Crabb estate in 1940 and called it their Beaulieu Vineyard No. 4. Napa Pioneer Hamilton Crabb first planted the vineyard in 1868 and it has produced some of the Napa Valley's best red grapes ever since. Replanted after phylloxera by Beckstoffer from 1994 to 1997 to multiple clones of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc with modern trellising and closer vine spacing, the vineyard produces several luxury award winning vineyard designated wines. These vineyard designated Cabernet Sauvignon wines include Schrader Cellars, Paul Hobbs, Provenance, Realm and of course, Carter Cellars.

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