Carter, Napa Valley, Beckstoffer To Kalon, The Grand Daddy, Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
97 Points Robert Parker
The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon The Grand Daddy reveals classic, uplifted floral, forest floor and black currant aromatics, a creamy, full-bodied texture with terrific definition and laser-like precision, and remarkable purity, richness and overall gravitas. It can be drunk now or cellared for two decades or more.
95 Points Stephen Tanzer
Bright ruby-red. Precise, high-pitched nose offers cassis, blueberry, crushed rock, licorice, violet, spices and bitter chocolate. Like a liquid confection on entry but firm mineral-driven acidity gives cut and penetration to the seamless flavors of dark berries and cocoa powder. This beautifully balanced, generous wine finishes with youthful fine-grained tannins and superb persistence. - Barrel Sample