A well-known critic once described our wines as “swoon inducing.” While we’re not sure exactly where this quality originates -perhaps in the earth and sun of our low yield vineyards, or in the hands of our masterful blenders and winemakers -whatever it is, it gives Carter Cellars wines the ability to stir the passions and overwhelm the senses.
2018 Carter Cellars Pre-Release
The Carter Cellars 2018 vintage possesses our signature qualities of incredible finesse and verve, alongside a deep and true representation of the vineyards from which they were sourced. Theses wines showcase some of the best of what Napa has to offer: delicious ripe fruit and seasoned tannins all buttressed with balanced acidity and structure.
We are releasing eleven unique and exceptional wines for the 2018 Vintage. From the Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard we have the following: our massively-structured Beckstoffer To Kalon ‘The O.G.’ Cabernet, the slightly more fruit-forward Beckstoffer To Kalon ‘The Grand Daddy” Cabernet, and the rich, lush and elegant Beckstoffer To Kalon ‘The Three Kings’ Cabernet. Each of these Beckstoffer To Kalons have very distinct characteristics and personalities. Moreover we have also masterfully crafted another Beckstoffer To Kalon ‘The G.T.O.’ from the very best barrels out of the vineyard – aiming to replicate a perfect 100 point score we received in 2012, 2013 and 2016. In addition to these wines, we are thrilled to offer three highly praised Cabernets from the Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard in St. Helena: the ‘La Verdad’ from our original section on the vineyard, the ‘La BAM’, a favorite of the critics and a new offering, the ‘Los Compadres’. Also, as in past years, we have crafted the following exceptional wines from truly world class vineyards: the Weitz Vineyard Cabernet from the eastern Oakville Bench, the Hossfeld Coliseum Red Blend from the hillside of Soda Canyon, as well as the Fortuna Vineyard Cabernet from the valley floor in Oakville. Finally, we are pleased to announce the return of the ‘Carter’. This wine is a masterfully crafted Cabernet which blends fruit from a variety of the vineyards from which we source MORE DETAILS
The extraordinary 2018 vintage is in Pre-Release. Get your limited production wines before they sell out.
Carter Cellars in the Press
Carter Cellars received four 100 point Scores in the 2016 Vintage – two from Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate (December 2018) and two from Jeb Dunnuck, the tour de force from Colorado. Perhaps our proudest achievement from last year was the double 100 points we received for the 2016 Beckstoffer Las Piedras ‘La Verdad’ conferred by both critics MORE DETAILS