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Cabernet Sauvignon, To Kalon Vineyard 2014

Paul Hobbs Winery

The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon from the Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard, densely saturated garnet in the glass, has even in its appearance, depth balanced by liveliness. Strikingly focused aromatics of crushed graphite, cedar, sage, and cigar box precede flavors of mountain black cherry, wild blackberry and currant wafting in high wattage power from the glass. The mouthfeel’s full weight and roundness is framed by waves of silky yet pronounced tannins, which crescendo into a long, elegant finish that exhilarates the palate. Consider complementing the complexity and profound depth of this wine with the simplicity of a pan roasted veal chop, or well-seasoned dry aged beef. Serve at 50°-55° F.

Country:
USA
Region:
Napa Valley
Appellation/ava:
Oakville
Vineyard designation:
Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard
Vintage:
2014
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
98

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Aging:
100% new French oak barrels (20 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Traditional
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
840

Reviews

  • "98+ points. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard reveals notes of blackberry preserves and blueberry compote with chocolate box, star anise, sandalwood, dried meat and black loam nuances. The full-bodied palate is earthy and muscular, with a solid frame of ripe, grainy tannins and just enough freshness to support the taut earthy and savory flavors, finishing on a lingering spicy note. 840 cases were made." (Wine Advocate)
  • "94 points. The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard is defined by its creamy mid-palate overall depth. A classic wine from this famed Oakville site, the 2014 possesses striking inner sweetness and overall finesse. Inky bluish/purplish fruit, spice, mint, and new leather are nicely delineated throughout." (vinous)

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