2012 Paul Hobbs Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville, USA (750ml)
Of the three Beckstoffer Vineyards, it’s pretty much a joyride as to which one readers may prefer. The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard (readers may remember the 2002 merited a 100-point score) has a beautiful blueberry and blackberry fruit note, a hint of incense, charcoal, an opaque purple color, full-bodied opulence and again that first-growth quality, richness, complexity and intensity. I’m not sure this is as compelling as the 2002, but it’s not far away. This is a magnificent, multi-dimensional, skyscraper-like Cabernet Sauvignon to drink over the next 15-20 years. - Robert Parker, 97 pts
The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard is endowed with a huge center of fruit, not to mention fabulous overall balance. Rich and deeply expressive, the 2012 emerges from the glass with blue/black fruit, graphite, menthol, white pepper and cloves. There is a lot going on in the glass, but the 2012 is going to require time to fully come together. Nevertheless, it is dazzling. - Antonio Galloni, 95-97 pts
A red with blackberry, black currant and rose leaf character. Full body, round and silky tannins and a long and intense finish. Wow. This is a long ride... - James Suckling, 95 pts
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