2016 Carter Cellars Beckstoffer The Grand Daddy
Region: Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard
From the very front of the Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard, this block produced exceptional wines in 2015 due to exceptional farming, perfectly balanced cropping and significant hang time. Year after year, these older clone 4 vines offer our most upfront, instantly appealing and massive wine from this vineyard. Blackberry fruits, licorice, and truffle mingle to create a lavish multi-layered wine, offering an enormous mid-palate buttressed perfectly by the wine's natural acidity and gripping tannins. Offering a unique amount of ripeness and texture, this is an elegant wine wrapped up in a cloak of raw but refined power. While drinking great now, allow this wine to age and watch it reach its full potential.
"All upper-90-point wines with incredible density, opulence, voluptuous textures, layers of fruit and extract, sweet, succulent tannins, fabulous purity and rather intense and penetrating aromatic fireworks. This is another amazing vintage, as Napa Valley continues to roll on with one great success after another. Most of these 2015s will be delicious young, but probably keep in a cold cellar for at least two decades or more.." - Barrel Sample
97 - 95 Points ~ Robert Parker