Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
On the palate: Lilacs, matchbox, juicy cantaloupes, saw dust, pencil lead, chocolate powder, wet steel, underbrush, pencil shavings
On the nose: Silky, yet fresh entrance, evolving on very fine tannins, lingering to elevated tannins on the finish, notes of fruit punch, lavender, hint of rosemary, toasted rye bread, uncured bacon, black currant, key lime pie, orange peel, white peach, pomegranate, candied cherry
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Fermentation: 90% barrel fermented, 10% stainless steel tank fermented
Aging: 22 months in French oak, 80% new, 20% 1-year-old barrels
2018 was a dream growing season and harvest for Napa Valley. An abundance of rain in February was followed by continuous days of sunshine and mild temperatures that made for uniform vines and even cluster growth. With no major heat spikes to contend with, there was no need to rush through harvest. Cooler temperatures allowed us to pick when we wanted, without stress and under optimal conditions. The gift from Mother Nature translated to wines that not only have great concentration but also an amazing freshness.