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2018 Lithology "Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard" Cabernet Sauvignon 375ml

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2018 Lithology

2018 Lithology "Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard" Cabernet Sauvignon 375ml

“Pure perfection…100 points” is what Jeb Dunnuck wrote earlier this year, and we’re having a hard time disagreeing. The expectations from the To-Kalon Vineyard are high, and this wine delivers on that, especially given that the wines from here tend to be very powerful, and seemingly weightless too. A remarkable balance is struck – there’s crème de cassis, some red, but mostly blackberries, spice box, cigar box, forest floor and earthiness, and a luxurious mouthfeel. Aged with slightly more oak than the others given its density, the To-Kalon is able to absorb it easily, and the final structure is capable of aging effortlessly for decades.  (Less than 300 cases made.)

100 POINTS - Jeb Dunnuck
"Pure perfection, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Lithology Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard is a nuclear fruit bomb of a wine, offering massive richness and depth while being as graceful as a ballerina, with no sensation of weight or heaviness. Classic To-Kalon crème de cassis, black raspberries, flowery incense, spice, and tobacco notes all define the bouquet, and it’s full-bodied, with a layered, multi-dimensional texture, ultra-fine tannins, and a great finish. It has another 2-3 decades of prime drinking ahead of it. This cuvée is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, sourced from four blocks in To-Kalon, aged 20 months in 82% new French oak." - 1/27/2021

98 POINTS -The Wine Advocate
"With an opaque purple-black color, the 2018 Lithology Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard strides confidently out of the glass with classic notions of cassis, baked plums, and cedar chest, plus suggestions of dusty soil, bouquet garni, cinnamon stick, and dried lavender. The full-bodied palate is laden with hedonic black fruit preserves and fragrant spices, framed by plush, well-managed tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long and perfumed." - 7/30/21

Wine Specs
Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley
Alcohol %

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