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2010

Cabernet Sauvignon

Beckstoffer To Kalon Vnyd
Oakville, Napa Valley

Working with this iconic vineyard for nearly three decades, Paul has developed an intuitive understanding of the land and how the vines thrive in this microclimate. He selects specific rows of grapes which contribute to the wine’s formidable complexity and refinement. Its black garnet hues express aromas of violets, exotic spices, carob and wet stone. Silky and rich, the wine is powerfully charged with intricate layers of graphite, leather and toasted almond wood. The super-fine, velvety mid-palate crescendos toward a seemingly endless finish.

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94 Points Wine Spectator

“Seamless and pure, offering fine aroma, texture, weight and focus, this features a core of dark berry, currant and wild berry flavors that glide across the palate with a Pinot Noir-like fleshiness. Oozes on the finish. Drink now through 2024.”
James Laube

97 Points Wine Advocate

“A much darker and more virile wine, the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard opens with beguiling aromatics that meld into a core of blue and black fruit, exotic spices, tar, smoke and violets. The 2010 boasts superb depth, power and richness in a weighty, brooding style that is the essence of To Kalon. A huge, intense finish rounds things out in style. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2032. ”
Antonio Galloni

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Harvest Date October 20

Growing Season 2010 graced Napa County with a long, cool spring. In March, the young tender vine buds were protected from frost by blankets of fog. As summer approached, the fog lingered on the coastline, which kept Napa’s evenings, nights and early mornings cool and damp. Mid-days were warm and occasional heat spikes in late summer and early fall encouraged ripening. The wines from 2010 are structured and bright.

Winemaking

• Hand-harvested grapes
• Fermented in small, closed-top stainless steel fermentors with indigenous yeasts
• 5-day cold soak, 28 days total maceration
• Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrels
• Aged 20 months in French oak barrels; 100% new
• Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
• Unfined and unfiltered; bottled June 2013