Carter Cellars 2018 Beckstoffer To Kalon ‘The Grand Daddy’ Cabernet Sauvignon
From the very front of the Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard, this block produced exceptional wines in 2018 as a result of great farming and cluster thinning matched with talented winemaking and blending. These older clone 4 vines offer our most upfront, and instantly appealing wine from this vineyard. Dark blackberry fruits, earthy spice, and rich cool soil intertwine to create a lavish multi-layered wine, that then leads to an enormous mid-palate buttressed perfectly by the wine’s natural acidity and gripping tannins. Offering a unique amount of ripeness and texture, this is an elegant wine wrapped up in a cloak of raw but refined power. While drinking great now, allow this wine to age and watch it reach its full potential.
98+ Points ~ Jeb Dunnuck