The 2002 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer to Kalon is a monumental wine.
Since Parker called this “one of the greatest young Cabernets I have ever tasted from California” back in 2005, the 650 cases that were made of the 2002 Paul Hobbs Beckstoffer To Kalon immediately disappeared from the market. As such, it is one to grasp with both hands whenever it does become available.
Made from one of Napa’s finest vineyards, this wine has performed superbly ever time Parker has been lucky enough to sample it:
• “A modern day legend in the making” – Parker Dec 2003
• “one of the greatest young Cabernets I have ever tasted from California” – Parker Feb 2005
• “An amazing effort… Extraordinarily pure, rich, concentrated” – Parker Oct 2005
• “terrific texture and richness as well as a 60-second finish” – Parker Jun 2012
For collectors of the finest wines on the planet, it’s an absolute must buy.
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Average critic rating : 100.0 points
One of the greatest young Cabernet Sauvignons I have ever tasted is the 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard (which I also rated 100 when it was first bottled). This wine has hardly changed since its release. Still incredibly youthful, it reveals a blue/black color along with notes of black currants, camphor, graphite, high quality unsmoked cigar tobacco, blackberries and a touch of oak. Full-bodied and multilayered with terrific texture and richness as well as a 60-second finish, this young, exuberant, slightly flamboyant classic offers an interesting contrast in style with other top producers (such as Schrader Cellars) that also farm parcels of the Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard. Like most young Cabernets, this wine can be drunk now because of the sweetness of its tannins, but it is a good decade away from full maturity. It should last until 2040-2050. Bravo! (Jun 2012) www.erobertparker.com Drink 2022-2050
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