2018 To Kalon Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

$225

The wine is deep, vivacious, juicy, and flows beautifully from start to finish. Very enjoyable now, but with a long future ahead.

93% Cabernet Sauvignon
5% Cabernet Franc
2% Petit Verdot

Blackberries
Summer Plums
Violets

Tobacco
Licorice
Molasses

Pairs well with

Ribeye with wild mushrooms and vegetable tarts

Looking down the rows of vines of the To Kalon Vineyard. The leaves have turned golden as cooler weather approaches.

This is the eighth vintage of our To Kalon Vineyard-designated Reserve. When Robert Mondavi chose this 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.” Each year our blend reflects the ‘First Growth’ quality of this singular vineyard. The Reserve is blended from the finest blocks within the To Kalon Vineyard, and meticulously crafted by keeping each block or sub-block separate through fermentation and aging, until we create the blend the following year. 

Awards & Accolades

Wine Spectator
Dark and winey, with a smoldering intensity to the flavors of black currant preserves, fig paste and plum reduction. The structure is loamy, rich and driven in feel, while tobacco and warm stone accents play their supporting role. A brick house with a bit of an old-school feel. To be released September, 2021. Best from 2023 through 2036. 3,048 cases made. J.M. - Wine Spectator, October 31, 2021