This decadent Napa Cabernet is a pure expression of Beckstoffer’s famed “To Kalon” vineyard. Classic aromas and flavors of cassis, blackberries, red currants and spiced cherries mingle with graphite and crushed gravel. To Kalon’s loamy alluvial soil adds depth, nuance and the structure to support decades of graceful aging for this full-bodied stunner.
Integrity, quality, honesty and trust. These are the core values of the Bounty Hunter and the mantra for the Justice trio. With almost 15 vintages crafted expressly for Bounty Hunter, we couldn’t be prouder of the track record of our own flagship brand. They hang with the very best of the Napa Valley. Andy Beckstoffer’s Dr. Crane and To Kalon vineyards are Napa Valley royalty, first recognized for their greatness in the 19th century. They are two of the most purely alluvial vineyard sites in the valley, making them true Napa Valley Grand Crus. It isn’t just hype or fashion that causes wines from these vineyards to receive legions of 100-point scores every year; it’s the fact that these are simply magic vineyard sites, ones that have helped elevate brands like Schrader, Carter Cellars, Paul Hobbs, Realm, and Myriad to superstar status. Our long and enthusiastic partnership with these vineyards dates back almost 15 years, and the track record of our Justice wines now speaks for itself. Justice is served.
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Blind Justice Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard is straight-up terrific. Based on 76% Cabernet Sauvignon and 24% Cabernet Franc from a handful of blocks in this great site in Oakville, aged 20 months in 78% new oak, it has a beautiful cassis, wildflower, and sappy herb-driven bouquet as well as a rich yet seamless style on the palate. This full-bodied beauty pairs richness and elegance perfectly, has ripe tannins, terrific balance, and is going to evolve for two decades.
From the famous site, this high-end red opens in mocha, cassis and vibrant red cherry. Effusive and well-integrated, it develops a midpalate of earthy sage, graphite, tar and leather that provide savory complexity. The grip of tannin and oak suggest further cellaring. Enjoy from 2028–2035.