Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
One-hundred percent Cabernet Sauvignon aged 20 months in 75% new French oak, the 2016 J Daniel Cuvee is deep garnet-purple in color and offers up exuberant notes of crème de cassis, chocolate-covered cherries, wild blueberries, violets and unsmoked cigars with touches of garrigue, fragrant earth, powdered cinnamon, black olives and tree bark. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is built like a brick house, with a solid frame of firm, grainy tannins and seamless freshness supporting the taut, muscular fruit, finishing long and minerally. 950 cases produced.
Starting with the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon, this deep purple-hued effort offers a big blast of classic To Kalon red, blue, and black fruits as well as notes of flowery incense, spice box, orange blossom, and lead pencil shavings. It's ripe, full-bodied, and sexy on the palate, and offers way more hedonistic pleasure than most in this
Tasting Notes ~
The wine begins with flowing aromas of baked cherries, fresh herbs and dried cedar. On the palate, this wine is full of fruit and spice driven flavors. Front and center you are greeted by a generous helping of warm notes of raspberry, cranberry and rose petals.