Carter Cellars Beckstoffer Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Tasting Notes

The 2001 Beckstoffer To Kalon Cabernet is a powerful wine showing the perfect ripeness achieved this vintage. The fruit is dark and deep and has the typical Beckstoffer To Kalon mid-palate with blackberry and currants and a creamy finish of dry and gripping French oak.

"Made from grapes grown in the Tokalon Vineyard, this Cab showcases both its terroir and the amazing vintage. It’s dry, ripe in currants and cherries, lush in tannins yet expressive and forward. Very drinkable now, with good grip, a dry finish and plenty of elegance."
93 Points ~ Wine Enthusiast

"A bold, rich and concentrated young wine, with a dense core of currant, blackberry and wild berry fruit. Sharply focused, supported by firm, ripe tannins. Notably svelte, finishing with a touch of mocha-laced oak."
92 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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