2017 Reserve To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon


Total $270

As ever, this wine expresses the singular elegance and powerful character of To Kalon Vineyard. Our Reserve is blended from the finest blocks within To Kalon. The wine coats the mouth with fine tannins and sings with lively acidity.

Black Cherry & Plum
Cinnamon & Clove
Dried Herbs & Cocoa

Black Currant
Vanilla Bean

ABV 14.5%

Vintage 2017

Acidity 6.2 g/L

pH 3.66

Residual Sugar 0.2 g/L

Composition 94.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, 0.5% Cabernet Franc

Pairs with ribeye with wild mushrooms and vegetable tarts

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. James Suckling "Wonderful aromas of fresh herbs, such as sage and mint. Currants. Extremely aromatic. Full body. Fantastic tension and focus. Reminds me of the 1974. Really exceptional. Gorgeous. Cool and sleek." - James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 14, 2020
Pts. Wine Spectator "Very solid, with a direct beam of steeped black currant and plum fruit, carried by hits of loam and black licorice. A loamy note mingles with the fruit through the broad finish, while light herb and singed alder hints check in. Best from 2021 through 2031." - J.M., Wine Spectator, November 15, 2020