LCBO Vintages Classics Release
Andy Beckstoffer’s To Kalon Vineyard is considered perhaps the best vineyard in all of Napa Valley. Soils, aspect, drainage, meticulous growing practices: all have a part in the remarkability of this site. Wines from this vineyard are renowned for incredible delicacy, finesse, and elegance. Composed entirely of Beckstoffer’s To Kalon Cabernet and aged for over two years in French oak, Janzen’s Cabernet Sauvignon is infused with the vineyard’s signature minerality, red fruit, and graphite.
“The 2013 Janzen Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon easily lives up to the first-growth reputation of this great terroir in Oakville. Produced from clone 337, this is truly profound stuff. It has an inky purple color with notes of charcoal embers interwoven with blueberry and blackberry liqueur, forest floor and white flowers. This wine was aged 27 months in 100% new Taransaud cooperage and has fabulous texture, richness and well-integrated oak tannin, alcohol and acidity. Drink it now as well as over the next 30 years. Drink Date: 2016-2046”
96 points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Oct 2016