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Carter Cellars Beckstoffer To Kalon The Grand Daddy 2018 750ml

Carter Cellars Beckstoffer To Kalon The Grand Daddy 2018

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From the very front of the Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard, this block produced exceptional wines in 2018 as a result of great farming and cluster thinning matched with talented winemaking and blending. These older clone 4 vines offer our most upfront, and instantly appealing wine from this vineyard. Dark blackberry fruits, earthy spice, and rich cool soil intertwine to create a lavish multi-layered wine, that then leads to an enormous mid-palate buttressed perfectly by the wine's natural acidity and gripping tannins. Offering a unique amount of ripeness and texture, this is an elegant wine wrapped up in a cloak of raw but refined power. While drinking great now, allow this wine to age and watch it reach its full potential.
Jeb Dunnuck
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The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon The Grand Daddy is just about pure magic in a glass, and it will probably merit a triple-digit rating in another 4-5 years. A stunning array of blueberries, melted licorice, cassis, scorched earth, violets, and tobacco soar from the glass of this deep, saturated purple (almost blue) 2018. Gorgeously concentrated, full-bodied, packed with sweet fruit, yet still weightless and elegant on the palate, it's another magical wine from Carter Cellars. Drink bottles any time over the coming 25+ years or more.

June 2, 2020
Wine Advocate
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The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard The Grand Daddy has a deep garnet-purple color, barreling out of the glass with energetic notes of fresh blueberries, black raspberries, ripe black and red currants and black olives with hints of cedar chest, powdered cinnamon, pencil lead and camphor. The full-bodied palate is laden with taut, crunchy black fruit, framed by firm, ripe, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long with loads of mineral sparks.

November 5, 2020

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