Absolutely wonderful example of one of the upper tier Cabs from Napa. More immediately drinkable that the 2007 Reserve Cab, but will no doubt be more enjoyable 10yrs from now. Price was even better than ordering it from RMW as a TKC member. Cheers!
Wine Maker Notes
The ultimate expression of terroir. Hand selected fruit from the finest blocks within our vineyards and handled with the greatest care in our dedicated reserve fermentation cellar, these wines combine elegant complexity with density and structure and demonstrate the “art” of winemaking.
Each vineyard block is carefully hand-harvested in small containers. The grapes are then gently hand sorted in our To Kalon Fermentation Cellar. The clusters are destemmed directly into oak fermentation tanks using a gravity-flow method which eliminates the use of a must pump. After fermentation, the young wine goes through 40 days of maceration to enhance varietal complexity and extract refined, supple tannins. To drain and press, the free-run wine flows by gravity directly to barrels and the pomace (skins and seeds) is conveyed to a basket press for a gentle extraction. Malo-lactic fermentation occurs in barrels. Our Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is aged 18 months in 100% new French oak. This 2008 was bottled in November, 2010. The grand terroir of To Kalon and the meticulous attention of our winemaking team create a wine which can age for many decades.