Red

2014 Carter Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon The Grand Daddy Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Oakville
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Community Tasting Notes 19

  • Yack Man Likes this wine: 95 points

    July 7, 2019 - This wine has filled out somewhat compared to the last time that I tasted it. Dark berry fruit from the older vines, dark cherry, plum, some raisins with sweet smooth tannins. Another solid and worthy performer from the Carter lineup.

  • franinnyc Likes this wine: 96 points

    June 3, 2019 - Full of luscious fruit. Low tannins. Velvety long finish. Just outstanding.

  • LiteItOnFire Likes this wine: 94 points

    April 19, 2019 - Decanted for 2 hours. Great wine with food. A bit dryer than most of Mike’s Cabernets but a very good wine from attack through a very very long finish. Dark berry and red fruits frame a wonderfully long expansive wine with a bit of gravel and drying to keep it honest. With food this wine delivers.

  • csimm1161 wrote: 95 points

    February 8, 2019 - 2017 Carter tasting + other Carters (Carter Cellars (Envy Wines) - Calistoga): Blackberry and black cherry dominate, with a flowing delivery that washes over the palate with beautiful fruit flavors. Cassis, plum, and some river rock round out the profile. A touch dry on the back end, making for a well-to-do counterbalance to the plush fruit. Ripe and ready! 94-95 points.

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  • Tym4wine Likes this wine: 95 points

    December 28, 2018 - Violets with a hint of menthol on the nose. Dark garnet in the glass with translucent edges. Smooth and supple finish with flavors of dark berries and currant. This is a fantastic wine and one of my Favorite Carter's produced. Consistent profile year after year. Downside is the price is beginning to hit stratospheric levels, which will keep this and other Carter wines out of reach for many oenophiles - which is unfortunate given the caliber and experience of Mark's wines.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Napa Valley Trilogy: 2014, 2015 & 2016-Part1 (Dec 2016), 12/1/2016 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2014
  • Type Red
  • Producer Carter Cellars
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation The Grand Daddy
  • Vineyard Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Oakville

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 6 (1%)
  • In Cellars 485 (76%)
  • Consumed 143 (23%)

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