As in years past this single vineyard Beckstoffer ToKalon wine is a successful expression of both the richness and power of clone 7 – a stalwart in Napa Valley for decades. With its opulent and fruit forward profile, the wine attacks the senses with blue and black fruit mixed with exotic and savory spices. This wines mid-palate shines, loaded with rounded firm tannins and waves of decadent fruit. Like all Carter Cellars wines, this wine is approachable immediately, but give this beautiful wine a few years in the cellar to round out and you’ll be rewarded by additional nuances for years to come. For this vintage, production was approximately 50% down.
Thanks to the
winemaking talent of Mike Smith, the Carter Cellars 2017 vintage possesses their
signature qualities of incredible finesse and verve, alongside a deep and true
representation of the vineyards from which they were sourced. These wines
showcase some of the best of what Napa has to offer: delicious ripe fruit and
seasoned tannins all buttressed with balanced acidity and structure.