2012 Cliff Lede Vineyards Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, USA

$274.99 USD

Rated 96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Another brilliant offering from one of the true first-growth sites in Napa Valley is the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard. Graphite, crème de cassis and spice box characteristics jump from the glass of this dense purple-colored Cabernet Sauvignon. Thick but fresh with gorgeously ripe fruit, a full-bodied mouthfeel and a long finish, this is a terrific example of Cabernet Sauvignon. It will drink well young and over the next 15+ years. (RP)

Rated 94 points Vinous
The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon is one of the most closed wines in this range, but at the same time, the pedigree of the site is evident in the balance of fruit, acidity and tannin. There is a lot to look forward to, but readers will have to be patient. Typical To-Kalon dark blue and purplish fruit, licorice, smoke and cassis saturate the palate on the inky, powerful finish. (AG)Rating: 96+