CarterBeckstoffer ToKalon 'The Grand Daddy' Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
The Carter Cellars 2019 vintage possesses their signature qualities of incredible finesse and verve, alongside a deep and true representation of the vineyards from which they were sourced. From the very front of the Beckstoffer ToKalon Vineyard, this block produced exceptional wines in 2019 because of great farming and matched with purist winemaking and exceptional blending. These older Clone 4 vines offer Carter their most upfront, and instantly appealing wine from this famed vineyard. Dark blackberry fruits, cassis and toasted earthy spice intertwine to create a lavish multi-layered wine that leads to an enormous mid-palate buttressed perfectly by the wine's natural acidity and gripping tannins. Offering a unique amount of ripeness and texture, this is a weightless elegant wine wrapped up in a cloak of raw but refined power. While drinking great now, allow this wine to age several years and watch it reach its full potential.
Carter Cellars first vintage was in 1998 sourcing grapes from the steeply terraced Coliseum Block of the Hossfeld Vineyard. In continuing to source wine from top Napa vineyards Mark and Nils made a svelte Fortuna Block Cabernet from the ancient red volcanic soils of the Fortuna Vineyard in 1999. In 2000 Carter Cellars began a long and deeply rewarding relationship with the most iconic vineyard in the western hemisphere: the Beckstoffer portion of the original To Kalon Vineyard in Oakville. Thus began the rise of the famed and highly rated Carter Cellars Beckstoffer To Kalon Cabernet, a wine that to this day continues to receive top scores from wine critics.
- RegionNapa Valley