The Beckstoffer To Kalon vineyard sits on the valley floor in the heart of Oakville. Among the most sought after vineyard sites in all of Napa, the To Kalon name is synonymous with excellence. The 2015 vintage offered a very low yield but exceptional fruit quality. A concentrated core of red fruit expands quickly across the palate, releasing with a elegant and long finish. The fine grain tannins we’ve come to expect from this world class site are abundant in this vintage but are already integrating well. We expect a long life to this vintage with drinking window of 2018-2029.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2018
The deep purple-black colored 2015 Janzen Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon gives a characteristically decadent nose of Indian spices and chocolate box with hints of cigar box and menthol over a crème de cassis and blueberry compote core. Full-bodied, concentrated and full-on seductive, it features mouth-filling berry preserves and spice layers, finishing long with some earthy notions coming through.
Wine Enthusiast, September 2018
The famous site delivers its classic grace and power, this producer's rendering an exploration of sanguine black olive and pungent, floral violet. With toffee, coffee and chocolate components on the midpalate, make no mistake this is a rich, concentrated wine, plush in tannin weight and texture. - V.B.
- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from Beckstoffer Tokalon Vineyard, Oakville
- Clone 337 on VSP trellising
- 26 months in new Taransaud French oak barrels, from the Allier and Tronçais forests
- Alcohol: 15.1%
- T.A.: 0.61 /100ml
- pH: 3.78
Consulting Winemaker and Viticulturalist: Kirk Venge
Proprietors: The Janzen Family
Total Production: 190 cases
Release Date: Summer 2018
Click here to download the 2015 Janzen Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon tasting notes.