Not surprisingly, the 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard is a profound Cabernet Sauvignon. The equivalent of a Bordeaux first-growth Pauillac, it boasts abundant quantities of creme de cassis, lead pencil shavings, cedar, and subtle smoky oak and espresso notes. Atypically sexy for a 2006, it is full-bodied with oodles of concentrated black fruits, stunning purity and length, and a finish that lasts for nearly a minute. It should hit its apogee in 3-4 years, and last for three decades or more.
Glass-staining purple. Spicy blackberry and cherry-cola on the nose, with sexy floral and smoky mineral qualities gaining power with air. Deep, forceful dark fruit flavors coat the palate and are framed by gently chewy tannins. The floral and mineral notes build on the finish, which delivers solid punch and betrays no rough edges. These tannins are really suave.
Paul Hobbs Winery was founded in 1991 by its devoted winemaker of the same name who focused on using minimally invasive winemaking techniques to create products true to their varietals. Located in the city of Sebastapol, the winery focuses on single-varietal made from Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Chardonnay from leading vineyards spanning from Sonoma to Napa County.
The 2002 “Beckstoffer To Kalon” Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon is one of an exclusive group of wines to reach 100 points awarded by Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. The visual, bouquet and palate characteristics are most remarkable for their striking and dynamic attributes in each unique statement of the wine. Their level of quality has continued as the winery has developed over the years, and Benchmark Wine Group is delighted to share it with you.
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