Not surprisingly, the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard is reminiscent of a great first-growth Pauillac. One of Napa’s true first-growth vineyards, Hobbs obtains just about everything one could want from this extraordinary site. The phenomenal 2008 boasts sweet, juicy creme de cassis, incense, blackberry, toasty oak, licorice and spice box characteristics. Deep and full-bodied with great intensity, freshness, laser-like precision, copious tannin and a 60+ second finish... It comes close to rivaling the 2007 and the virtually perfect 2002 (which I recently drank and was blown away by). Robert Parker
Master of Wine, Educator Constellation Brands
Not quite over the top. Rich, ripe and round. Shows the blackberry hallmark of To-Kalon.
Not quite over the top. Rich, ripe and round. Shows the blackberry hallmark of To-Kalon.8.7
A great and classic Napa cab
A great and classic Napa cab9.5
Hitting its stride
Hitting its stride9.7
Nice pull, @Howard Greenfield. How much airtime did this need?
Nice pull, @Howard Greenfield. How much airtime did this need?9.4