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2012 Tor Beckstoffer To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon 3.0L

2012 Tor Beckstoffer To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon 3.0L
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Tasting Notes:  "One of my highest ratings goes to the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard. Super sweet notes of white chocolate, crème de cassis, lead pencil shavings, licorice and cedarwood along with baking spices soar from the glass of this first-growth look-alike from Tor Kenward. Everyone who uses this fabulous vineyard seems to create something extra special. With superb intensity, a full-bodied mouthfeel and incredible purity, texture and depth, this classic from Napa should drink well for 20-25 years. Tor Kenward continues to turn out a portfolio of wines with sensational quality. " - Robert Parker (96 Points)

Winemaker's Notes:  The 2012 To Kalon Cabernet was one of the longest and slowest fermentations we have ever had. This helped to preserve the fruit and extract more color and sweet tannin. This was given no more than two pump-overs a day and toward the end of its fermentation was only given a single pump-over each day. After pressing the wine slightly, it was moved to its traditional mix of Darnajou and Taransaud wood. This wine received the normal three rackings, instead of the two in 2011.

Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker: Jeff Ames

Production: 975 Cases

Optimal Drinking Window: 2017 - 2045

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Cabernet Sauvignon