2018 Realm Cab Franc Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard
Cabernet Franc - 1.5L
2018 Realm Cab Franc Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard
  • WA 100
  • JD 98
  • JS 97
  • VN 96

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WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2020
In 2018, Realm was able to pick up a few more rows of the Beckstoffer's To Kalon Cabernet Franc, so it the 2018 Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Franc is 100% of this variety. Deep garnet-purple colored, the nose is...   In 2018, Realm was able to pick up a few more rows of the Beckstoffer's To Kalon Cabernet Franc, so it the 2018 Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Franc is 100% of this variety. Deep garnet-purple colored, the nose is youthfully restrained to begin, slowly unfurling to reveal a very earthy, forest floor and truffles profile with notes of crushed rocks and pencil lead leading to a core of kirsch, black raspberries, blackberry compote and black cherries with wafts of lavender, cedar and wild sage. The full-bodied palate is built like a brick house, featuring very firm, super ripe, grainy tannins and seamless freshness. The finish is so, so layered and minerally with the most gorgeous floral perfume coming through at the very end. Stunning.- LPB  
JD 98
jebdunnuck.com, January 2021
Another incredible wine, the 2018 Cabernet Franc Beckstoffer To Kalon is a full-bodied, dense, concentrated expression of the variety that gives up loads of red and blue fruits, graphite, flowers, and chocolate, with a...   Another incredible wine, the 2018 Cabernet Franc Beckstoffer To Kalon is a full-bodied, dense, concentrated expression of the variety that gives up loads of red and blue fruits, graphite, flowers, and chocolate, with a building sense of minerality on the nose and palate. As with all of Realm’s 2018s, it’s concentrated and powerful, with a backward, age-worthy style. It needs 5-7 years of bottle age, but it’s gorgeous all the way.  
JS 97
jamessuckling.com, January 2021
A full-bodied yet elegant red with aromas of black and red cherries, stewed blackcurrants, cassis leaf, cloves, licorice and potpourri. Dried flowers and pine needles on the palate, too. Lightly peppery with ripe, velvety...   A full-bodied yet elegant red with aromas of black and red cherries, stewed blackcurrants, cassis leaf, cloves, licorice and potpourri. Dried flowers and pine needles on the palate, too. Lightly peppery with ripe, velvety tannins. Pretty fruit intensity and length. Pure cabernet franc. Only available in magnum. Drinkable now, but better from 2022.  
VN 96
Vinous, January 2021
(96+ points) A new wine in this range, the 2018 Cabernet Franc Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard is stellar. Bright floral and spice accents add lift to a core of dark red fruit. Surprisingly expressive for a young Franc...   (96+ points) A new wine in this range, the 2018 Cabernet Franc Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard is stellar. Bright floral and spice accents add lift to a core of dark red fruit. Surprisingly expressive for a young Franc, especially from To Kalon, the 2018 is incredibly sensual and appealing. I would give it a few years in the cellar, as the tannins, while impeccably well-balanced, also need time to soften. I am not sure that Franc from To-Kalon can carry a wine alone, but it will be interesting to find out. This is an intriguing to wine, to say the least. Production is just 600 magnums. -- Antonio Galloni  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Franc
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Sub-appellation Oakville
Vintage 2018
Size 1.5L
Percent alcohol 14.6%
Closure Cork