Macauley Beckstoffer To Kalon Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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98-100 Points - limited                                                  One the top-scoring Cabernets from 2014 from Macauley and winemaker Kirk Venge. Extremely Limited. a lush Zin that offers subtle white pepper with flavors of red berry and sweet vanilla. Highly recommend - See more at: http://www.deandeluca.com/wine/red/zinfandel/macauley-old-vine-napa-valley-zinfandel-2010/#sthash.FYPgZ7uG.dpuf a lush Zin that offers subtle white pepper with flavors of red berry and sweet vanilla. Highly recommend - See more at: http://www.deandeluca.com/wine/red/zinfandel/macauley-old-vine-napa-valley-zinfandel-2010/#sthash.FYPgZ7uG.dpuf a lush Zin that offers subtle white pepper with flavors of red berry and sweet vanilla. Highly recommend - See more at: http://www.deandeluca.com/wine/red/zinfandel/macauley-old-vine-napa-valley-zinfandel-2010/#sthash.FYPgZ7uG.dpuf 98-100 Points Robert Parker:  "The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard is 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc, all from this first-growth site in Oakville. It was aged in 100% new Taransaud T5 and Darnajou French oak barrels (which sounds somewhat similar to the Schrader philosophy of élevage). Inky purple in color, with extraordinary richness and unctuosity, magnificent fruit purity, black fruits, blue fruits, some incense, graphite, fruitcake and spice, this is absolutely pedal-to-the-metal, staggeringly rich, incredibly well-balanced and profound Cabernet Sauvignon. It should drink well for 20-25 years, and it will be worth fighting over to latch onto a bottle or two.... ...If I’m not mistaken, Kirk Venge, the son of Nils Venge, is the consulting winemaker for Macauley, and if so, he has clearly turned in an all-star, world-class performance. His father made the first 100-point Napa Valley wine, the 1985 Groth Reserve, but I think the son has taken up his father’s skill set and now is beginning to build on it. The Macauley Vineyard wines from 2014 look to be the finest wines they have made to date, so get on board."

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Attending the Côtes du Coeur in Dallas. Was asked to be a brand ambassador for Montagu Wines, so I get to pour this weekend! Last night was the grand tasting...out of 18 or so wineries, two really stood out. This is the second wine that really stood out, along with the Barnett Rattlesnake. Lots of similarities. Both had that Velvet and creamy texture on the palate. Lots of darker fruits on this. Pedigree really shined so you knew at first whiff this was going to be phenomenal. Kirk Venge is the winemaker. As a '14, could tell it was super young but already incredibly powerful. @Jason Oliver , I believe you are a fan of this stuff? I got to meet @Hailey Covey with Macauley and both my wife and I agreed that this was top notch! Thanks Hailey!

Attending the Côtes du Coeur in Dallas. Was asked to be a brand ambassador for Montagu Wines, so I get to pour this weekend! Last night was the grand tasting...out of 18 or so wineries, two really stood out. This is the second wine that really stood out, along with the Barnett Rattlesnake. Lots of similarities. Both had that Velvet and creamy texture on the palate. Lots of darker fruits on this. Pedigree really shined so you knew at first whiff this was going to be phenomenal. Kirk Venge is the winemaker. As a '14, could tell it was super young but already incredibly powerful. @Jason Oliver , I believe you are a fan of this stuff? I got to meet @Hailey Covey with Macauley and both my wife and I agreed that this was top notch! Thanks Hailey!

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