2012 Knights Bridge Cabernet Sauvignon, Beckstoffer To Kalon
2012 has been heralded as a “near perfect” vintage. No vineyard shows better evidence of this than Napa Valley’s renowned To Kalon. Under the watchful eyes of our winemaker, we farmed this vineyard to yield low tonnage per acre in order to maximize the varietal’s essence. Our 2012 take from To Kalon was a mere 8 tons.
We harvested the grapes early on October 18, 2012, then destemmed and gently placed them in tank. A cool fermentation lasting 14 days allowed the delicate esters to emerge and truly integrate into the developing wine. We aged it for 21 months in 100% new Darajou and Taransaud French oak cooperage and bottled, unfined and unfiltered.