Carter Cellars Beckstoffer To Kalon The O.G. Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
In the same realm as the 2016, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon The O.G. is a magical wine and reveals a deep purple color as well as incredible cassis and blackberry fruits, loads of violets, spice, and floral nuances, building yet sweet tannins, no hard edges, and a monster of a finish. It shows the purity and elegance that are the hallmarks of the 2018 vintage yet backs it up with stunning concentration, a multidimensional, layered mouthfeel, and an incredible, singular personality. I kept coming back to this wine in my tastings and followed the bottle for two days, at which point we just drank it. It should evolve for 25-30 years.
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon The OG bursts from the glass with youthfully shy notes of fresh blackcurrants, black cherries and mulberries plus hints of pencil shavings, black soil, iron ore and black olives with a touch of bouquet garni. Full-bodied, the palate delivers taut, muscular, earth-laced black fruits with a firm, grainy texture and background freshness, finishing long and earthy.