A new offering for Carter Cellars in 2020, this Napa Valley is a combination of Merlot with Cabernet Franc from the Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard located in Napa right above San Pablo Bay. “The Daze has a dark inky color, matched with dark red and black fruits, vanilla, pencil lead and savory fresh earth. The palate is full-bodied and long, supported by fine-grained tannins and loads of freshness – give this wine a try and you will be rewarded with a pleasurable attack on your senses.”
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.