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2013

Cabernet Sauvignon

Beckstoffer To Kalon Vnyd
Oakville, Napa Valley

From block C2 of Andy Beckstoffer’s storied To Kalon Vineyard, one of Napa Valley’s greatest terroirs, this wine’s brooding aromas of rich crème de cassis, clove, dark chocolate and savory forest floor mingle with notes of ripe black cherry and pencil shavings evoking the most magnificent of Bordeaux’s Pauillacs. Structured around the rich, velvety tannins that are To Kalon’s signature, the wine is vibrant and long. Aged 20 months in French oak barrels, 100% new.

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100 points Wine Advocate

“The second perfect score I have given to a Hobbs Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (the other was the 2002), the 2013 is as spectacular as his 2002 was. There are 638 cases of this massive wine that comes across like a first-growth Pauillac. Lead pencil shavings, cedar wood, blueberry and blackberry liqueur as well as hints of forest floor and tobacco leaf are all present in this fragrant, sumptuously textured, full-bodied, massively rich yet sensationally well-balanced Cabernet Sauvignon. It has a finish of well over 55 seconds. This is amazing work, and interestingly, I believe Hobbs was the first to offer a Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard designated Cabernet Sauvignon.”
Robert Parker Jr.

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Harvest Date : September 29th

Growing Season 2014 was the third straight outstanding growing season in a row, following the excellent 2012 and 2013 vintages. Dry winter and spring conditions limited canopy vigor, and a warm growing season with a lack of extreme heat spikes resulted in prolonged, even ripening through harvest. The resulting wines possess great site specificity, depth and quality.

Winemaking

• Hand-harvested, picked at night
• Hand-sorted while still cold from the field
• Fermented with indigenous yeasts in small closed-top, stainless steel tanks
• 6-day cold soak, 31 days total maceration
• Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrels
• Gentle pumpovers and delestage
• Aged 20 months in French oak barrels, 100% new
• Coopers: Taransaud, Darnajou, Radoux, Marques, Baron
• Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
• Unfined and unfiltered; bottled June 2015