Carter Cellars Beckstoffer To Kalon The Grand Daddy 2011 750ml
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Carter Cellars Beckstoffer To Kalon The Grand Daddy 2011

  • v91+
  • wa87-89



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Category Red Wine
Origin California, Napa Valley
Brand Carter Cellars
Alcohol/vol 14.7%
Dark ruby to the eye, this wine is saturated in color, cassis, and blueberry. Scents of anise intermingle with Belgium chocolate and crushed red fruit on an amazingly supple but crunchy midpalate. Thereafter, waves of fruit and perfectly ripened tannin flow into a finish that echoes the above notes and lingers off into classic combination of Napa Valley power and grace. Age will be kind to this wine and look for it to be another beautiful rendition of this great vineyard. It will drink nicely with another 5-12 years in bottle.
  • v91+

(from clone 4 in the wettest section of the vineyard and the last to ripen; picked at 23.5 degrees Brix in 2011, between October 18 and 20.): Moderately saturated medium bright ruby. Aromas of blueberry, licorice, crushed pepper and bitter chocolate. Supple in the mouth, with the crushed dark berry ????avors carrying a trace of greenness throughout the wine. Gives an impression of lowish acidity but the pH here is in the fairly low 3.55 to 3.6 range, according to Mark Carter, who noted that the wine was greener several months ago. Finishes with notes of bitter chocolate, herbs and pepper.

Stephen Tanzer, May 2013
Wine Advocate
  • wa87-89

The fruity, soft 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon The Grand Daddy is somewhat lightweight for a To Kalon effort, but it is attractive in a restrained, lower-keyed manner. It should drink well for 10 years.

Robert Parker, October 30, 2013

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