This low production 100% Cabernet Sauvignon comes from hand selected fruit out of the best vineyards they work with, including Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard in Oakville and Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard in St. Helena. This is a classical Napa Cabernet in both structure and elegance, and while delicious in its youth, should be cellared to afford ideal integration. “Boasting a purple color and dense flavors of black cherries, graphite and mocha matched with a well-integrated oak profile. On the nose, lively fruit dances with minerality and spices to make a signature profile that will only improve with time. This full-bodied, layered, racy wine showcase both the purity and elegance - a wine that is both great for cellaring or drinking right now.”
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.