Red

2012 Realm Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Oakville
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Community Tasting Notes 40

  • SAS54 Likes this wine: 95 points

    September 12, 2019 - Such dark fruit, it borders on sour. Really good - it just takes a glass and half to appreciate.

  • whitmanlholt Likes this wine: 94 points

    August 25, 2019 - Popped and poured. This is a deep purple wine, one with glass (and teeth!) staining capacity and some minor sediment toward the end of the bottle. On the nose, I get mint, currants, dark plum, and some generalized deep darkness. In the mouth, this is a highly-concentrated yet rather smooth Cab, with an array of deep, focused fruit aspects. The finish sails on with long and lingering notes reminiscent of a rich blackberry dessert. Overall, this is a big hitter; it is a loaded, epic, and opulent wine. Pair this wine with big cuts of medium-rare steak (and then hope that the gout stays away the following morning). 94 points.

  • Cristal2000 Likes this wine: 98 points

    June 15, 2019 - In a wonderful place right now. Standout nose of rose petals, violets, cassis, tobacco, hints of leather and dense mineral driven notes. Hitting that transition from primary/secondary to tertiary flavors, with lovely powerful fruit, fine grained gentle and seamless tannins, lots of complex earthy flavors and asian spices. Full, well developed mid palate and long gorgeous finish. For me, this is in just about a perfect place. It hasn't lost the fruit, but it has developed great complexity.

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  • KenK wrote: 93 points

    May 6, 2019 - From magnum. Cool slate & earthy & black fruit. Darker fruits good intensity. Dark tense long zippy, pure ripe fruits. Nice finish & length.

  • #1Winelover Likes this wine: 97 points

    March 17, 2019 - Dark red with black, full in body with lots of charcoal with mineral notes. Tons of dark fruit; blackberry with dark chocolate on the finish. A little licorice mid-palate.

    This youngster should have stayed in my cellar for another year or three. I wanted to Coravin it, but lately I have been having problems with Coravin'ed wines -- they seem flat after tasting them so I am moving away from that.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Realm Cellars
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Oakville

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 14 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,257 (73%)
  • Consumed 450 (26%)

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