…running through the middle and west side of the vineyard are remnants of old stream beds riddled with rock.
To Kalon continues to receive world-wide accolades, particularly in the last decade. The vineyard is on a gentle slope on the western foothills of the Oakville appellation. Top soils are Bale loam/Bale clay loam, and running through the middle and west side of the vineyard are remnants of old stream beds riddled with rock. For the last decade, we have worked with four blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon and two blocks of Cabernet Franc. Each vintage tells a different story, and the best wines can be single blocks, or blends of blocks. This 50 case bottling comes from the B, F, and D blocks, hence its name.
This micro lot was made up of a blend of the three blocks that we use for Cabernet within the To Kalon vineyard. The B and D blocks were fermented together while the F block was kept apart from anything else. After blending, this was put into a single new Darnajou barrel where it stayed until bottling, 19 months later.
This is all black fruit and density but with a deep core of fruit hidden underneath.
The 2015 BFD To Kalon vineyard is a surprise. Tasting all the components that went into it I would have expected it to be very plush, but this wine has more structure than any of the wines that make it up. This is all black fruit and density but with a deep core of fruit hidden underneath.