$379.99 x 6
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$100.00 and over
Cabernet & Cabernet Blends
Red Table Wine
Carter Cellars’ winemaking begins with the simple idea of matching the best grapes from world-renowned vineyard sources with purist and non-interventionist winemaking. Under their grower’s watchful eyes and experienced hands, the cultivation of their grapes is an arduous dance that ensures that the grapes they use are optimal for creating their limited production, high quality wines.
Called “magic in a glass”, this block of Beckstoffer To Kalon produces only exceptional wines as a result of great farming matched with purist winemaking and exceptional blending. The older clone 4 vines offer their most upfront and instantly appealing wine from the vineyard.
Dark blackberry fruits, cassis and toasted earthy spice intertwine to create a lavish multi-layered wine that leads to an enormous mid-palate buttressed perfectly by the wine’s natural acidity and gripping tannins. Offering a unique amount of ripeness and texture, this is a weightless elegant wine wrapped up in a cloak of raw but refined power. While drinking great now, allow this wine to age several years and watch it reach its full potential.
“The 2020 ‘The Grand Daddy’ Cabernet Sauvignon is an absolutely fantastic showing in this vintage. It begins with gorgeous aromatics of blueberries, dark currants and boysenberries, which are woven together with graphite, violets, exotic spices, black licorice, lavender and subtle hints of smoked meat all developing over time. On the palate this is full-bodied, round and opulent with a gorgeous velvety texture. This shows excellent concentration and depth, as loads of dark berries, mocha, earth and spices all build up to the voluptuous finish. This is constantly evolving and developing more complexity with time in the glass. Readers looking for a luxurious Cabernet should seek out the The Grand Daddy from Carter Cellars.” 97 points, J. D’Angelo, International Wine Report, January 2023
“The 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard The Grand Daddy is mostly Clone 4, but they’re changing blocks going forward, so I expect future vintages to vary slightly. The 2020 is one of the standouts, and while I don’t think it matches previous vintages, it has beautiful, full-bodied aromas and flavors of blue fruits, tobacco, graphite, and incense, with ripe, polished tannins.”
95+ points, Jeb Dunnuck, February 2023