Amici To Kalon Vineyard Vertical in Wooden Box

Extremely Limited Four-Vintage Vertical
in Wooden Box

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

In this highly limited vertical, you’ll receive one bottle each of the Amici To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons from the 2015-2018 vintages (4 bottles total) in a beautiful Amici wooden box. 

2015:
The beauty of To Kalon lies in its 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, through its mineral and earth flavors and finishes with an impressive finish that continues on the palate.

2016:
The power of this heritage vineyard lies in its distinct nose with classic To Kalon aromas of clay loam, wet earth and mint. Additional elevated aromatics feature blueberry jam, rhubarb compote, cassis and sweet tobacco. On the palate, the wine is both precise and dense, with soy, menthol, raspberry cordial and black raspberry jam notes. A powerful wine from start to finish, with powdery, chalky tannins and an impressively long finish.

2017:
A beautiful iteration from this legendary Oakville vineyard, the 2017 To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon is exotic and racy, with complex spice notes on the nose along with violets, lavender and hints of tapenade. The palate is full and layered yet delicate, with flavors of blackberry pie, licorice, cherry preserve, cassis and wet clay minerality, Plush tannins carry through the long captivating finish.

2018:

The 2018 To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon is intense and racy, with complex peppercorn notes on the nose along with savory stone fruit and hints of roasted plums. The palate is full yet delicate, with flavors of dark pomegranate syrup, savory mushroom, and wet clay minerality. Plush, sweet tannins carry through the long, herb-filled finish.

 

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Reviews

97points

Jeb Dunnuck

2018 Amici To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
“This vineyard did exceptionally well in the vintage, and the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard has more sexiness and opulence than most of the vintage. Revealing a dense purple color as well as a blockbuster-styled bouquet of crème de cassis, blueberries, candied violets, spring flowers, and tobacco, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a round and expansive texture, sweet tannins, and one heck of a great finish. This sexy, opulent, yet also perfectly balanced and elegant Cabernet Sauvignon will drink well for 20-25 years.”

96points

Jeb Dunnuck

2017 Amici To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
“I also loved the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon, which has a more exotic, in-your-face style as well as more notes of blue fruits, flowery incense, violets, and spice. Full-bodied, balanced, and elegant, it too has a great mid-palate, nicely integrated oak, and some chalky minerality on the finish. Drink bottles any time over the coming 15 years or more.”

98points

James Suckling

2016 Amici To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
“This is very tight and powerful with a cylinder of gorgeous fruit with blackberry, blueberry, terracotta, and currants. Full body, firm and silky tannins. Incredible finish. Love the finish.”

97points

Jeb Dunnuck

2015 Amici To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
“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.”

97points

James Suckling

2014 Amici To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
“This is really exotic with dark berries, peaches, star anise and nutmeg. Aromatic. Currants, too. Full body and firm and silky, very fine tannins. This is a very reserved and refined To Kolan. Find it. Drink or hold.”

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