Carter Cellars Cabernet Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard The Grand Daddy 2012

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Description #215 Oct 2014 Robert M. Parker, Jr.RATED 96 Drink: 2014 – 2030 The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard The Grand Daddy is sweet, concentrated and packed with crème de cassis, blueberry, spring flower and graphite characteristics. Full-bodied, opulent, stunningly rich and layered, this majestic wine should provide immense pleasure over the next 15+ years. One of my favorite tiny boutique wineries in Napa Valley is Carter Cellars. They have been on a fabulous qualitative roll lately, and there are high expectations for the 2012s and 2013s. I tasted six barrel samples from the 2013 vintage, which all achieved basically the same alcohol levels as the 2012s, 14.8%-14.9%. By and large, the berries were smaller in 2013, and yields were good, but not as abundant as in 2012. That fact is often seen in the wines which are even more concentrated (as hard as that is to believe) than the 2012s. The 2013 vintage looks like a replay of 2001, and 2012 looks like a repeat of 2002, at least for Bordeaux varietals in Napa Valley. I cant say enough about these offerings from Carter Cellars. If the rumor around the wine world is true that, because of their name, this estate was being harassed, possibly sued by the huge international French firm of Cartier, shame on Cartier. Very RARE

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 4 × 4 in
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Properly Cellar; Distinguished Provenance


750 ml








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