2015 Amici To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon

97points

Jeb Dunnuck

“A smoking good wine

Vineyard Notes

Originally planted in 1868 by Hamilton Crabb, the To Kalon vineyard has produced some of the Napa Valley’s best Cabernet Sauvignon ever since gaining legendary status as one of America’s first-growth vineyards. To Kalon, Ancient Greek for “the highest beauty,” sits on prime Oakville bench land where well-drained, gravelly soils combine with optimal sun exposure to yield rich, complex flavors and impeccable fruit maturity.

Winemaking Notes

The 2015 Amici Cellars Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon lives up to the storied reputation of To Kalon as one of the finest vineyards in the country. The power of this heritage vineyard lies in it distinct nose with aromas of mineral driven clay and loam, black olive with currant and cherry liquor. The palate is driven by dense minerality, dried dark fruits, plum and roasted herbs .The power of this wine plays with our senses from the moment of inhale, though its mineral and earth flavors and finishes with an impressive finish that continues on the palate.

$195
750ml
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard
To Kalon
Appellation
Oakville, Napa Valley
Blend
88% Cabernet Sauvignon. 12% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol
14.9%
Fermentation & Aging
95% stainless steel, 5% barrel fermented. Aged 22 months in 100% new French oak barrels

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To Kalon

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Reviews

97points

Jeb Dunnuck

“From one of the finest vineyards on the valley floor, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley To Kalon Vineyard is a smoking good wine, and an incredible example of this site and vintage. Black cherries, candied violets, damp earth and hints of incense all flow from this gorgeous, sexy, opulent beauty that has fine tannin, the gorgeous complexity of the vintage, fine tannin and a great, great finish. This blockbuster can be enjoyed anytime over the coming two decades.”

96+points

Wine Advocate

“Composed of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Cabernet Franc, aged for 22 months in 100% new French oak, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon To Kalon gives a very deep garnet-purple color and wonderfully showy, flamboyant nose of crème de cassis, blackberry tart and black forest cake with underlying suggestions of Indian spices and incense. The densely packed, medium to full-bodied palate fills the mouth with black fruit preserves and exotic spices, supported by firm, grainy tannins and great freshness, finishing long. 201 cases were made.”

95points

James Suckling

“This shows the To Kolan character of chili and intense strawberry. Tile, too. Full body, silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Firm and fresh. Drink in 2020.”

 

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