Carter Cellars

The Grand Daddy Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.623 ratings
9.62 pro ratings
Oakville, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Martin G Rivard

@Kirk Alexander @David L @Joe Lucca @Mike Rowe @Ron R I brought this gorgeous beast to the party. Kirk and I both placed it slightly behind the insignia since that had such bottle age to it and was drinking perfectly. However, we could both truly appreciate the amount of perfection this bottle contained. Time will indeed round out the wine BUT OMG was it still immensely, insanely great right now! I don't regret popping one of these early at all in anyway shape or form. Awesomeness in a glass! Bravo Mike!! @Mike Smith

@Kirk Alexander @David L @Joe Lucca @Mike Rowe @Ron R I brought this gorgeous beast to the party. Kirk and I both placed it slightly behind the insignia since that had such bottle age to it and was drinking perfectly. However, we could both truly appreciate the amount of perfection this bottle contained. Time will indeed round out the wine BUT OMG was it still immensely, insanely great right now! I don't regret popping one of these early at all in anyway shape or form. Awesomeness in a glass! Bravo Mike!! @Mike Smith

Dec 18th, 2016
Norman Gennaro

Not usually a Carter fan but this showed well.

Not usually a Carter fan but this showed well.

Apr 7th, 2021
Billy L.

PNP- Another Gem💎 from Winemaker: @Mike Smith Kudos & Cheers 🍇🍷👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

PNP- Another Gem💎 from Winemaker: @Mike Smith Kudos & Cheers 🍇🍷👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Apr 20th, 2020
Billy L.

PNP, Excellent effort by @Mike Smith !!!
Cheers 🍇🍷👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

PNP, Excellent effort by @Mike Smith !!!
Cheers 🍇🍷👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Mar 11th, 2020
David Walser

An amazing wine! Dining by on the Celebrity Solstice in the Murano Restaurant enjoying with chateaubriand as we are leaving Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, heading to Melbourne.

An amazing wine! Dining by on the Celebrity Solstice in the Murano Restaurant enjoying with chateaubriand as we are leaving Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, heading to Melbourne.

Apr 8th, 2019
Joe Flo

Very delicious 😋 decanting would be recommended. Exceptional fruit intertwined with firm yet soft tannins. This is still a baby 👶

Very delicious 😋 decanting would be recommended. Exceptional fruit intertwined with firm yet soft tannins. This is still a baby 👶

Jan 27th, 2018
Joe Flo

Absolutely a incredibly gorgeous sexy wine with a lots more potential

Absolutely a incredibly gorgeous sexy wine with a lots more potential

Nov 1st, 2017
leon egozi

NY wine spectator grand tasting

NY wine spectator grand tasting

Oct 21st, 2017
David Walser

Second favorite wine at the Christmas dinner. Competition was tough as this is usually a favorite.

Second favorite wine at the Christmas dinner. Competition was tough as this is usually a favorite.

Dec 28th, 2016
Jason and Jennie

To kalon line-up. The 2013 grand daddy was the most tannic carter. The 2015 three kings and grand daddy were ready to go. I lean toward the three kings. All were fantastic. The debate was a lighter wine. The 2015 janzen was the ripest of the all the wines we tried. It was full throttle, which seemed totally different than the 2012 version (little earth and elegance). It's a wine that I would have liked to decant.

To kalon line-up. The 2013 grand daddy was the most tannic carter. The 2015 three kings and grand daddy were ready to go. I lean toward the three kings. All were fantastic. The debate was a lighter wine. The 2015 janzen was the ripest of the all the wines we tried. It was full throttle, which seemed totally different than the 2012 version (little earth and elegance). It's a wine that I would have liked to decant.

May 13th, 2018