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Date Printed: 4/28/2017
Realm Beckstoffer To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Realm Beckstoffer To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
(search item no. 115025)
boutique wine
has large label

The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 4/28/2017: $159.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2014 James Suckling rating: 98 points
2014 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2013 James Suckling rating: 100 points
2013 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2013 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2013 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 91 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2012 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot. Representing our 8th vintage from this famous gravel vineyard on the west side of Oakville, this wine is comprised of 4 different blocks of Clone 4 and 337 Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged in 100% new French oak Taransaud barrels. 250 cases

Probably the densest To Kalon bottling to date, this wine exhibits aromas of crème de cassis, blackberry and chocolate. This full-bodied wine has the right balance of density, acidity and structure that will lead to a long and fulfilling life for those with patience.

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About Realm:

Realm Cellars was founded in 2002 with a simple mission - to produce superior quality Bordeaux varietals in limited quantities from the fiest fruit sources in Napa Valley. Together with winemaker Benoit Touquette and consulting enologist, Michel Rolland, the winemaking philosophy at Realm Cellars has remained consistent with the goal of producing singular wines that represent intense and delicious portraits of the vineyard sources from which they are derived.