Gorgeous aromas of crème de cassis, wild raspberry, black currant and blackberry with penetrating threads of mocha and spice.
Perfectly balanced with fine acidity and ample tannins for aging, the super-ripe fruit signature of this wine persists through the long, satisfying finish. Complex and firmly structured.
The 2011 vintage was the most challenging harvest we have ever experienced in Napa Valley. In short, the vintage separated producers based on their attention to detail in the vineyard and experience, where timely decision-making became integral to the outcome of the harvest. Extreme reductions in the vineyard were followed by single berry sorting at the winery. In the end, we harvested a very small yet remarkably high quality crop.
Clones: 4, 6 and 337
Beckstoffer To Kalon
Aged 20 months in rare Darnajou French oak barrels.
Dense dark purple in color.