TOR Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon is another incredible 2015 that shows the richness, depth, and opulence of the vintage. It's loaded with notions of blackberry liqueur, crème de cassis, licorice, spice-box, incense and flowers. Super concentrated, opulent and unctuous, yet never heavy, over the top, or cumbersome, it has a terrific sense of purity as well as solid underlying structure. Give bottles 3-4 years and it should keep for 2-3 decades.
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon is scented of crème de cassis, baked plums and blueberry preserves with Chinese five spice and earth notes plus potpourri hints. The palate is big, rich, full and decadent with firm, grainy tannins, finishing very long. Hedonistic. 300 cases were made.
The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon comes across as very ripe and also a bit aggressive in its tannin. It will be interesting to see if the 2015 finds more finesse with time in bottle, but today, the tannins are searing while the alcohol is pronounced. The balance of the best wines in this range isn't quite there.