This famed vineyard produces Cabernet that exhibits a typical crème de cassis flavor, intermixed with notes of spice and new oak, giving it an earthy personality. The palate is ripe, rich and concentrated with a profound velvety texture.
92 points, Wine Spectator (Nov. 15, 2011): “Supple and harmonious …full-bodied…long, smooth finish. Drink now through 2022.”
92 points, The Wine Advocate (Dec. 2011): “…a beautifully layered wine graced with dark red fruit, menthol, minerals and spices. It reveals lovely detail and a classy, understated personality...”
91 points, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar (March 31, 2012): “…Silky and seamless… flavors of blackberry, cassis, dark chocolate and licorice…”
91 points, Connoisseurs' Guide (8/11):“The depth and richness that make wines from the To Kalon Vineyard so very special are very much on display here, and only an extra bit of ripeness holds the wine back from being even more impressive than it already is..."
A mere 211 cases were made.
This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.