MX 2009 "Angus & Arlye" Beckstoffer-To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2009 MX "Angus & Arlye" Cabernet Sauvignon was hand-crafted from a favorite Cabernet clone located in the "filet mignon" of the To Kalon vineyard. Bordeaux-esque with its pencil lead, cigar box, and whisp-of-smoke nose. Red and black fruits, fine grained tannins, fulsome body, and a smooth, long-lasting finish. Drink now or over the next two decades. Pair with the usual Cab cuisine.
About the Vineyard:
To Kalon (toe-ka-lon) is Greek meaning the highest beauty, and has been continuously planted to wine grapes since 1868. This is one of America’s oldest and most venerable vineyards for growing grapes of excellence.
According to Robert Parker, “If California were to have Grand Cru status vineyard sites, To Kalon would certainly be one."
Only two barrels produced (44 cases)
Unfiltered and unfined—no fining agents used
Only indigenous yeast used (i.e., the naturally occurring yeast on the grapes)
No commercial yeast or boosters; no color enhancers; no aroma or flavor additives; no acid adjustments
100% French oak coopered by family with legacy to Chateau Pétrus
Glass bottle by same French company Domaine de la Romanée-Conti uses for their bottles
Highest grade corks from Portugal/ high quality tin capsules made in Spain