2010 Macauley Cabernet Sauvignon
2010 Macauley Cabernet Sauvignon
Beckstoffer To Kalon
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Wine Specs
Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
Beckstoffer To Kalon
27 months
Bottling Date
January 14, 2013, unfined and unfiltered
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
100% Beckstoffer To Kalon, Oakville
Production Notes
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker Notes
To Kalon is always an experience. You can be intimate with this wine as the winemaker and still be impressed by the changes you experience after 14 months of ageing. The volume of vanillin aroma in the 2010 is something I’ve not witnessed in a long time. The use of oak curves the direct black cherry and blackberry fruit that follows up the glass. Not being what I was ready to expect in the first attempt, the generosity of aromatics would continue to pour out as time and the diminishing volume of wine allowed. On the palate the sensations were grand. The wine is powerful but not to the obscene. It needs time to peak but today it shows off with flavors of black fruit and a savory and mineral side of cured game, tobacco wrapper and a coffee like acidity. The tannins are strapping and create an incredible backbone that could seemingly lift 1,000 pounds if you put it to the test of a juicy rib roast or elk steaks. I’m enjoying what this wine is doing now but cannot wait for the day it turns 10 and then again to see progress it in the 20th and 30th year! This is To Kalon and it can do that! - Kirk Venge
188 cases