(2012 Vintage) Sourced from favored rows within the acclaimed C2 block of Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard, this elegant wine exudes class and refinement. It is dark violet in hue with aromas of blueberry, lavender, balsa, wet stone, vanilla and biscotti. Velvety tannins give this wine a luxurious mouthfeel that is punctuated by bright elegant flavors of boysenberry pie, mocha, pipe tobacco, salted caramel, and shale. A refined finish of black fruit, tar and wet earth persist for more than a minute long. We recommend decanting this wine in its youth.
Wine Advocate(2002 Vintage) Rating: (96-100) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 150 on Dec-03
Wine Spectator(2002 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/05
Wine Advocate(2005 Vintage) Rating: (93-95) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 168 on Dec-06