Carter Cellars Beckstoffer To Kalon 'The O.G.' 2019


Tasting Notes

Heralding from our original block of Beckstoffer To Kalon grapes planted to clone 337, and one of our most sought after wines, this dense and ethereal wine strikes the perfect balance between power and elegance. With its inky deep purple color, this wines nose exudes gorgeous notes of ripe blackberries and currants matched with complex floral and crushed earth undertones. Sweet rounded tannins integrate with a plush and persistent palate making this a complex wine which expertly showcases the Beckstoffer To Kalon terroir and purity of fruit.  As with prior vintages of this wine, the structure and power of the clone 337 lends itself well to an extended decant or several years of bottle age.

 

"Lots of cassis, white chocolate, graphite, and cedary spice notes emerge from the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard The O.G., which is all Clone 337 brought up in new barrels. Dense purple, with full-bodied aromas and flavors, it has a plush, seamless texture, beautiful tannins, ample mid-palate depth, and one heck of a great finish. It's one of the most complete, layered wines in the lineup."

100-97 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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