Carter Cellars ‘O.G’ Cabernet Sauvignon from Beckstoffer To Kalon is a sensational wine year after year, and there is no exception in this vintage. This is made from a selection of Clone 337 from Carter’s original Block in To Kalon. While this takes some time to awake from its slumber, once it does you are greeted with wonderful aromatics of blueberry compote, blackberries, graphite, fresh violets, mocha and dried exotic spices all bursting from the glass. This possesses a gorgeous full-bodied texture with a striking combination of power and finesse. Displaying outstanding concentration and depth, this doses out a mouthful of ripe dark fruit flavors that are accompanied by a lovely inner-freshness keeping in balance all the way through the finish. This is already quite impressive, however if approaching this early allow time for air contact for it fully unwind. That said, this also clearly has the potential for a wonderful future ahead.
|Napa Valley, Oakville