Another powerhouse wine from the famed Beckstoffer To-Kalon vineyard. A very deep, saturated purple color, almost black in fact, greets you as you gaze into this wine. The nose has a remarkable intensity. This vintage welcomes you with heady floral aromas as if you’re sniffing from the middle of a bouquet of wildflowers. Hints of dillweed, sage, and toasted hazelnut linger as well. At first sip, you’re greeted with candied apple, red licorice, pomegranate, anise, and dried rosemary. This is a complex wine with additional flashes of grapefruit, conifer, and black plum skins. Full-bodied, but not overpowering. The fine tannins coat your entire mouth. This is an incredibly sexy wine.
98 POINTS -Jeb Dunnuck
"The 2019 Cabernet Franc Lithology Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard just shines for its bouquet, which is classic To Kalon with its floral, incense, spicy, red and black-fruited aromatics. These all flow to a medium to full-bodied, utterly seamless Cabernet Franc that’s balanced, has laser-like precision, and a great finish. This isn’t the biggest or richest wine in the lineup, but it’s Cabernet Franc in all its glory, with soaring aromatics and complexity, ample richness and texture, and a beautiful sense of finesse and elegance. It’s going to keep for 15-20 years with no issues."
96 POINTS -Antonio Galloni
"The 2019 Cabernet Franc Lithology Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard is a gorgeous wine. The addition of 10% Cabernet Sauvignon works well in adding creaminess and texture to the Franc, something the Dr. Crane Franc in this range has less of. Inky blue/purplish fruit, spice, lavender, licorice, and leather build effortlessly in this captivating, wonderfully nuanced Franc from Bulgheroni."