AXR Winery

Beckstoffer to Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.31 ratings
9.31 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

The fruits are clearly Beckstoffer to Kalon but, they showed a little dull the day we tasted.

On the nose; ripe, lightly perfumed floral, dark currants & fruits of; blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, black raspberries & creamy raspberries. Cinnamon, nutmeg, vanillin, light, dark spice, forest floor with fresh, dark florals.

The entry glides over the palate with juicy fruits of; blackberries, blueberries, dark cherries, strawberries, black raspberries & creamy raspberries. Cinnamon, nutmeg, vanillin, caramel, light, dark spice, forest floor, dry clay, soft leather, saddle-wood boarding to cedar & fresh & dry tobacco. It’s fairly closed and perhaps would have shown better with more time in the individual decanters. Wire to wire it’s good...not necessarily stunning yet, shows promise. Florals that are fresh & slightly withering; dark, red, blue & purple. The acidity is beautiful. The finish is round, rich, lush, well structure, balanced & elegant.

Photos of, the entrance to their main tasting room in the rear of the property, the main house as you drive up to their Estate, the greeting table they have you sign Covid waivers & their side tasting salon area.

The fruits are clearly Beckstoffer to Kalon but, they showed a little dull the day we tasted.

On the nose; ripe, lightly perfumed floral, dark currants & fruits of; blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, black raspberries & creamy raspberries. Cinnamon, nutmeg, vanillin, light, dark spice, forest floor with fresh, dark florals.

The entry glides over the palate with juicy fruits of; blackberries, blueberries, dark cherries, strawberries, black raspberries & creamy raspberries. Cinnamon, nutmeg, vanillin, caramel, light, dark spice, forest floor, dry clay, soft leather, saddle-wood boarding to cedar & fresh & dry tobacco. It’s fairly closed and perhaps would have shown better with more time in the individual decanters. Wire to wire it’s good...not necessarily stunning yet, shows promise. Florals that are fresh & slightly withering; dark, red, blue & purple. The acidity is beautiful. The finish is round, rich, lush, well structure, balanced & elegant.

Photos of, the entrance to their main tasting room in the rear of the property, the main house as you drive up to their Estate, the greeting table they have you sign Covid waivers & their side tasting salon area.

Nov 18th, 2020