| Macauley Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer’s To-Kalon Vineyard, Napa Valley (12 Pack) 2006|
Napa Valley, United States
True to To Kalon’s nature, this wine is a classic Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon. This ripe and seductively attractive wine speaks to the imagination with scents of chocolate dipped cherries, vanilla, barrel spice, sandalwood incense and espresso nuances. There is such an envelope of warmth surrounding this wine in aromatics, leading into the complex offering of flavors. Soft, ripe tannin with round, red berry and black stone fruit land gently on the palate. Balanced acidity allows the flavors to persist for many moments on the finish. This wine is incredibly silky and rounded and displays so many of the wonderful attributes that make To Kalon a legendary vineyard in its own time.
Cabernet goes well with beef, lamb and goose. It also does well with brie, cheddar cheese and chocolate.
Cabernet Sauvignon wines are generally full-flavored, with a stronger flavor than Merlot for instance, and with a smooth and lingering "finish". Cabernet Sauvignon has a well defined aroma. They are characterised by a smell of violets, blackcurrant, cedar and spice and are more often dominated by aromas of chocolate, ripe jammy berries, oak, pepper and earth.