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Purlieu, Beckstoffer To Kalon, Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Your Price: $195.00

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Producer: Purlieu
Optimum drinking: 2018-2032
Rating: 99 - Robert Parker
Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
Winemaker: Julien Fayard
Appellation: Napa Valley, North Coast, California
Bottle report: Excellent condition.

One of the newest luxury wine producers from Napa with Julien Fayard at the helm. Purlieu or the edge of the forest is a reference to their home in Coombsville.

To Kalon means most beautiful in Greek and this Napa vineyard within the Oakville AVA certainly is. It is widely considered to be a 'Grand Cru' of California and one of the finest vineyards in the world. Purlieu sources their fruit from Andy Beckstoffer, a legendary grower in the Napa Valley. And Julien worked for Lafite Rothschild and Dalle Valle, so this has pedigree writ all over.

"... something about these vineyards that just screams first-growth quality..wonderfully expressive crème de cassis, plum preserves and mulberries notes over suggestions of chocolate-covered cherries, underbrush, exotic spices and lavender. The full-bodied palate struts all the opulence and seduction that exemplifies To Kalon, with multilayered black fruit preserves and spicy layers accented by earthy nuances and framed by plush, velvety tannins, finishing with epic length.

"The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon just has it all. It is really a wine to diagram and analyze over and over to see what true perfection really is. Everything is seamlessly constructed – the blackberries, the blackcurrants, the licorice, the violets, the spice box, and forest floor are all present, while the tannins are almost non-existent due to the extravagant fruit and glycerin. This full-bodied, layered and compelling wine is another example of what an extraordinary site the Beckstoffer To Kalon Oakville Vineyard is."
Robert Parker

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