TOR Kenward Family Wines

Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.496 ratings
9.419 pro ratings
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
"Odedi"

Time for my #FridayCabernetfix.

This is a gorgeous Bordeaux blend from Napa Valley, from the great 2012 vintage. Rich, extracted, generous and fruit forward.

Full bodied and smooth, with medium acidity and a long finish.

Showing black fruits with cedar, vanilla, leather, earth, chocolates, licorice, sweet tobacco, cola, coffee, mocha and peppercorn.

Drinking very nicely right out of the bottle, and better after 2 hours of airtime.

Shows a really nice nose, that I kept on smelling for a while. Tasty and delicious. Showing great complexity and a great mouthfeel.

This 9 year old Magnum is delicious now, and will continue to age nicely in the next 20 years.

Robert Parker 96 points.

Thank you Barry for sharing.

Grapes are from the To kalon and Beckstoffer Vineyards. A blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon and 48% Cabernet Franc. A tiny production of only 3 barrels.

15.1% alcohol by volume.

96 points.

$450 (Magnum).

Time for my #FridayCabernetfix.

This is a gorgeous Bordeaux blend from Napa Valley, from the great 2012 vintage. Rich, extracted, generous and fruit forward.

Full bodied and smooth, with medium acidity and a long finish.

Showing black fruits with cedar, vanilla, leather, earth, chocolates, licorice, sweet tobacco, cola, coffee, mocha and peppercorn.

Drinking very nicely right out of the bottle, and better after 2 hours of airtime.

Shows a really nice nose, that I kept on smelling for a while. Tasty and delicious. Showing great complexity and a great mouthfeel.

This 9 year old Magnum is delicious now, and will continue to age nicely in the next 20 years.

Robert Parker 96 points.

Thank you Barry for sharing.

Grapes are from the To kalon and Beckstoffer Vineyards. A blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon and 48% Cabernet Franc. A tiny production of only 3 barrels.

15.1% alcohol by volume.

96 points.

$450 (Magnum).

Aug 27th, 2021
David Schwartz

Great nose. Mellow. Solid with fruit and acid. Top shelf!!!!!

Great nose. Mellow. Solid with fruit and acid. Top shelf!!!!!

1 person found it helpfulSep 12th, 2015
Martin G Rivard

@Carl Fischer Christine knew that we would all get along as soon as you walked in with this beauty in New York earlier this year!!! It's one of her favorites!!! Truly A phenomenal example of a great Napa cab. This is firing on all cylinders. I still have a dozen left in my cellar and can't wait to see the evolution that they will take in the next 15 years. Winner, winner chicken dinner! Great minds think a like Carl! LOL we must've had 60 bottles of wine that night and I still remember Christine saying "I really like that wine" when you walked in the door with that bottle! LOL The entire WNH @Joe Lucca @Mike Rowe @David L @Ron R would've had an incredible time this evening. We can't wait to see you within the near future!

@Carl Fischer Christine knew that we would all get along as soon as you walked in with this beauty in New York earlier this year!!! It's one of her favorites!!! Truly A phenomenal example of a great Napa cab. This is firing on all cylinders. I still have a dozen left in my cellar and can't wait to see the evolution that they will take in the next 15 years. Winner, winner chicken dinner! Great minds think a like Carl! LOL we must've had 60 bottles of wine that night and I still remember Christine saying "I really like that wine" when you walked in the door with that bottle! LOL The entire WNH @Joe Lucca @Mike Rowe @David L @Ron R would've had an incredible time this evening. We can't wait to see you within the near future!

Dec 27th, 2016
Martin G Rivard

@Carl Fischer Christine & I were thinking of the new friends we met when we uncorked this last night. Thank you Carl & Kyle for sharing such a badass bottle with us over the weekend. You guys rock! Awesome to have met you!! Look us up if you are ever in S FL. 😊🍷🍷😊

@Carl Fischer Christine & I were thinking of the new friends we met when we uncorked this last night. Thank you Carl & Kyle for sharing such a badass bottle with us over the weekend. You guys rock! Awesome to have met you!! Look us up if you are ever in S FL. 😊🍷🍷😊

Oct 17th, 2016
jesus g

Hospitality Schramsberg Vineyards

9.7

Highlight of my day

Highlight of my day

Jul 14th, 2015
Joe D'Angelo

Hands down on of the best Cabernets I have tasted all year! Amazing now.. Even brighter future ahead!

Hands down on of the best Cabernets I have tasted all year! Amazing now.. Even brighter future ahead!

Dec 14th, 2014
Tracy Hall

Magnum

Magnum

Jun 2nd, 2016
John B
9.3

This is the third time I've had this wine (first in April 2017, then in March 2018) and it seems to be developing nicely. That being said, this still seems somewhat one-dimensional to me versus my prior two tastings.

In appearance, this Cab is medium purple at its core with ruby near the edges of the glass. The nose emits welcoming and sweet aromas of blueberry, plum, black cherry, lavender, and cedar, though this is not as multi-dimensional as other bottles I enjoyed. I'm excited to try this again in several years to see if we get some of the tertiary notes. The palate continues the sweet theme with flavors of blackberry compote, blueberry, sweet tobacco, milk chocolate, and a hint of vanilla. Medium- to full-bodied with high acidity, medium (+) tannins, and a medium (+) length finish with jammy dark fruit. I think this falls into the people-pleasing camp of wines, though don't get me wrong it is high quality.

This is the third time I've had this wine (first in April 2017, then in March 2018) and it seems to be developing nicely. That being said, this still seems somewhat one-dimensional to me versus my prior two tastings.

In appearance, this Cab is medium purple at its core with ruby near the edges of the glass. The nose emits welcoming and sweet aromas of blueberry, plum, black cherry, lavender, and cedar, though this is not as multi-dimensional as other bottles I enjoyed. I'm excited to try this again in several years to see if we get some of the tertiary notes. The palate continues the sweet theme with flavors of blackberry compote, blueberry, sweet tobacco, milk chocolate, and a hint of vanilla. Medium- to full-bodied with high acidity, medium (+) tannins, and a medium (+) length finish with jammy dark fruit. I think this falls into the people-pleasing camp of wines, though don't get me wrong it is high quality.

Oct 24th, 2019
Billy L.

PNP- Falling out now, muted, β€œTo Kalon Lite”! Had same 2012 bottle over a year ago; was very good! Should have poured this bottle last year as well. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ Cheers πŸ‡πŸ·

PNP- Falling out now, muted, β€œTo Kalon Lite”! Had same 2012 bottle over a year ago; was very good! Should have poured this bottle last year as well. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ Cheers πŸ‡πŸ·

Jul 2nd, 2019
Amy Yan

Second of two bottles courtesy of generous diners next to me. AH-mazing! So much fruit yet smooth. Paired perfectly with what A-5 Kobe!

Second of two bottles courtesy of generous diners next to me. AH-mazing! So much fruit yet smooth. Paired perfectly with what A-5 Kobe!

Oct 16th, 2018