Carter Cellars Beckstoffer Cabernet Sauvignon 2000


Tasting Notes

This is the inaugural release of Carter Cellar's Beckstoffer (To Kalon) Cabernet Sauvignon - The 2000 Carter Cellars Cabernet from To-Kalon Vineyard is an extraordinarily rich and concentrated wine, with a firm black cherry and cedar nose with layers of juicy plum, blackberry and spice. This wine boasts a supple, velveteen mouthfeel. It is a very integrated wine with perfect acid levels and super rich, ripe fruit flavors.

"A ripe, juicy, showy style, with high-toned black cherry and blackberry fruit framed by dill and cedary oak flavors that come together nicely on the palate, turning silky smooth and finishing with a chocolaty, mocha-scented aftertaste."

91 Points ~ Wine Spectator

 

Map of the 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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Explore the varied Napa vineyards of Carter Cellar's handcrafted wines, from the Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard to the Truchard.

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