$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.
Another blockbuster offering from the Three Kings section of the Beckstoffer To Kalon vineyard, the wine throws off an amazingly deep garnet colour tinged with an electric purple hue. Revealing superb balance and concentration, it is a successful expression of both the richness and power of clone 7 from this world class vineyard.
With its fruit forward profile, the wine opens up immediately with sugar plums and floral aromatics mixed with incense and notes of graphite. The palate is epic, loaded with rounded tannins and balanced acidity – the trademark signature of this wine. Seamless and loaded with waves of decadent Cabernet Sauvignon fruit, this wine borders on stunning. While drinking superb now, give this beautiful wine a few years in the cellar to round out and you’ll be rewarded by additional nuances for years to come.
“The 2020 ‘Three Kings’ Cabernet Sauvignon is a selection of Clone 7 from the back of To Kalon. It slowly begins to unwind in the glass, with inviting aromas of blackberries, boysenberries, graphite, florals, licorice which continue to evolve with air contact. This medium to full-bodied Cabernet possesses a lovely polished texture, along with notable depth and concentration. It remains well-balanced with a wonderful combination of ripe fruit and freshness that continues all the way through the finish. This will require some patience for everything to all come together, however this should go on to offer a drinking window that spans over a decade.” 94 points, J. D’Angelo, International Wine Report, January 2023
“A terrific wine from a challenging vintage, the 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard The Three Kings offers up a gorgeous nose of ripe cassis and black raspberry fruits as well as hints of olive, iron, and tobacco. It cuts a more focused swath across the palate than prior vintages but has solid mid-palate density, ripe tannins, and a great finish. It’s a beauty to enjoy over the coming 15 years.”
94 points, Jeb Dunnuck