From the very front of the Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard, this block produced exceptional wines in 2021 as a result of natural restraint that we matched with the talented winemaking of Russell Bevan. Dark red and blue fruits, ripe stone fruit, and minerals co-mingle to create a lavish multi-layered wine, offering an enormous mid-palate buttressed perfectly by the wine's natural acidity and ultrafine tannins. Offering a unique amount of ripeness and texture, this is an elegant wine wrapped up in a cloak of raw but refined power. Those that can wait and cellar this wine 5 – 10 years will be rewarded for their patience.
Coming mostly from Clone 4 Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard The Grand Daddy is another dense purple-hued effort offering incredible purity in its ripe black fruits, scorched earth, liquid violet, new leather, and graphite-driven aromas and flavors. Ripe, voluptuous, flawlessly balanced, and as hedonistic as 2021 gets, this stunningly beautiful Cabernet is far from unapproachable today yet will nevertheless benefit from 2-4 years of bottle age and cruise over the following two decades or more. (It will probably merit a three-digit rating at maturity.) This is insanely good!