2018 Cliff Lede Beckstoffer To Kalon
Critically Acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignon
It is our pleasure to announce the release of the extraordinary 2018 Beckstoffer To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon. Established in 1868, Beckstoffer To Kalon is often considered one of Napa Valley’s first growth vineyards.
98+ points, Wine Advocate - "Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon sports a deep garnet-purple color, bursting from the glass with bold, flamboyant notions of boysenberries, blackcurrant pastilles, stewed plums and violets plus suggestions of allspice, cumin seed, forest floor and unsmoked cigars with a waft of potpourri. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is an elegant powerhouse, quaking with the latent energy of restrained black fruit and earthy layers. It possesses seamless freshness and a fantastically long, fragrant earth and floral perfumed finish. It will require a good 3-5 years in cellar, but it will be well worth the wait."
96 points, Antonio Galloni - "The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard is a powerhouse. Readers will find a virile Cabernet that shows the more imposing, brooding side of To Kalon. Inky dark fruit, gravel, spice, menthol and new leather all open over time. The tannins are forbidding, though, patience is essential."
95+ points, Jeb Dunnuck - "From a site that performed brilliantly in 2018, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon raised in plenty of new French oak. Its dense purple color is followed by a monster of a wine that has full-bodied richness and depth as well as plenty of tannins, structure, and acidity, which isn't always common for this site. Offering a rich, primordial bouquet of blackcurrants, scorched earth, tobacco, and graphite, it has an incredible sense of minerality and it's your usual sexy To Kolan. It's mostly potential at this point and needs to be forgotten for 4-5 years, but it's a gorgeous, layered, complete wine that's going to evolve for 20-30 years. "