The Debate Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2018

Critical Acclaim: 97 pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate; 97 pts Jeb Dunnuck. 

Winemaker's Tasting Notes: The color is deep, dark black olive with touches of fuchsia, bubblegum and orchid on the rim. On the nose there are pencil showings with minerality, fresh blackberry, paprika, pomegranate and mulberry. There is a structured mid-palate lingering on dark fruit and acidity like star fruit elderberries and plums. 

"Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2018 Cabernet Franc Beckstoffer To Kalon needs a little coaxing to reveal slowly emerging scents of stewed red and black plums, chocolate-covered cherries, mulberries and rose oil with hints of cast iron pan, cinnamon stick, graphite and wild sage. The full-bodied palate is packed with red and black fruit preserves flavors, supported by firm, ripe grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long with a fragrant lift."- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. 

"Always one of the gems from this team, the 2018 Cabernet Franc Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard is 100% Cabernet Franc from arguably one of the most famous vineyards in Napa Valley. Its dense purple color is followed by a sweet nose of mulberries, blueberries, and kirsch fruits as well as graphite, candied violets, and chocolate. Rich and full-bodied, it has a layered, opulent mouthfeel and plenty of sweet, chalky tannins. There are ample, classic Cabernet Franc floral and earthy nuances, and I love its overall balance. It should benefit from 3-4 years of bottle age and keep for 10-15 years or more."- Jeb Dunnuck. 

Varietal: Cabernet Franc. 

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