Carter Cellars Beckstoffer To Kalon - 'The Three Kings' 2019

Tasting Notes

Another blockbuster offering from the Three Kings section of the Beckstoffer To Kalon vineyard, this wine throws off an amazingly deep garnet color tinged with an electric purple hue. Revealing superb balance and concentration, it is a successful expression of both the richness and power of clone 7 from the world class vineyard. With its fruit forward profile, the wine opens up immediately with sugar plums and floral aromatics mixed with incense and notes of graphite. The palate is epic, loaded with rounded tannins and balanced acidity - the trademark signature of this wine. Seamless and loaded with waves of decadent Cabernet Sauvignon fruit, this wine borders on stunning. While drinking superb now, give this beautiful wine a few years in the cellar to round out and you’ll be rewarded by additional nuances for years to come.


"Coming from D Block and all Clone 7, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard The Three Kings offers a classic To Kalon nose of sweet crème de cassis, crushed flowers, violets, graphite, chocolate. One full-bodied, sexy beast of a wine, it has ripe, sweet tannins, beautiful purity of fruit, no hard edges, and a gerat finish. It's going to shine right out of the gate yet still cruise for 20-25 years in cold cellars."

98-96 Points ~ Jeb Dunnuck (barrel sample)


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, Tor, Realm and of course, Carter Cellars.

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