2015 Reserve To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville 1.5L


Total $572

98 Points Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, January 31, 2019

The 2015 Reserve To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon today displays beautiful aromatics of red and dark plum, sweet tobacco, blackberry, and black currant that lead into flavors of black currant, dark plum, tea leaves, a touch of sweet tobacco, a savory earthy note, and subtle molasses at the end. The wine shows nice concentration and density on the palate. The tannins are mouthcoating with a little grip to them, while still fine and smooth. This will be a long-lived wine that will age incredibly well.

Sweet Oak
Vanilla Bean
Toasted Almonds

Dark Plum
Black Cherry

ABV 14.5%

Vintage 2015

Acidity 6.3 g/L

pH 3.78

Residual Sugar 0.17 g/L

Composition 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot

Pairs well with ribeye with wild mushrooms and vegetable tarts

This is the fifth vintage of our To Kalon Vineyard-designated Reserve. When Robert Mondavi chose the To Kalon Vineyard in west Oakville as the home for his new winery in 1966 he remarked that, "It was a vineyard with a distinguished history and a magical nature. Ideal soils, sunlight, and rain to my eye, the vineyard was a treasure." Those sentiments were re-confirmed when the To Kalon Vineyard was named the Vineyard of the Year by the California State Farm Bureau in 2011. Our Reserve is blended from the finest blocks within To Kalon.

Pts. Jeb Dunnuck "A different beast, yet in the same ballpark qualitatively, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon To Kalon just jumps out of the glass with a huge nose of sage brush, chocolate, violets, tobacco, and assorted sweet black and blue fruits. Showing the more exuberant, sexy style of the vintage, it's full-bodied and concentrated, yet has terrific tannins as well as length. It's a beautiful wine from this estate that will drink well for 3 decades or more." - Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, January 31, 2019