This special bottled Beckstoffer To Kalon single vineyard Cabernet from Carter comes from the original block of Beckstoffer To Kalon grapes planted to Clone 337. In 2020 there is a “rush of dark fruits, cassis, dark coffee, and earthly undertones matched with an inky deep dark purple color. Sweet, rounded tannins and balanced acidity integrate perfectly, resulting in a concentrated and plush palate that makes this a decadent complex wine with layers of texture and remarkable purity on the finish. As with the prior vintages, the structure and power of the clone 337 from the Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard lends itself well to an extended decant.” In the glass, this dense and ethereal Napa Cabernet Sauvignon strikes the perfect balance between power and elegance.
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.