Carter Cellars Beckstoffer To Kalon - 'The G.T.O' 2019


Tasting Notes

With over four 100 point scores since its inception, the 2019 Carter Cellars 'The G.T.O.' available only in Magnum format is sourced from the very best barrels, out of the very best slices of the Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard. A monumental wine, that possesses huge notes of crème de cassis, crushed earth, blueberries, blackberries, and exotic spice in both the aromatic and flavor profiles. The finish is endless in this super-intense, rich wine. Like all of our Beckstoffer To Kalons the sweetness of tannins and the emerging complexity permits enjoyment at this early stage, but let it age for 10 to 25 years to see the best of what this wine has to offer. As always, extremely limited, so act with haste.

 

"Released only in magnum, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard The G.T.O. is another pure, layered, elegant, yet incredibly powerful wine from this team that readers will love. Almost overflowing with notions of crème de cassis, chocolate, bouquet garni, graphite, and toasted spices, it delivers full-bodied richness, a wonderful sense of finesse and elegance, ripe tannins, and a great finish. It's another incredibly complex, seamless, balanced wine that shows the more streamlined style of the vintage while packing ample richness and depth."

99-97 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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Explore the varied Napa vineyards of Carter Cellar's handcrafted wines, from the Beckstoffer To Kalon to the Weitz Vineyard

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