Mission Codename Screeech!
THE 2018 BTK SOLD OUT.
Was it The Tasting Panel quote that says “Iconic vineyards define Guarachi Family Wines?” Or was it our Warning that tasting this wine may set a new high watermark for your palate? Or was it because “we are not responsible for the reduced enjoyment of lesser wines after experiencing it?”
SO, dear Operatives, here’s the story, continued. We loaded up EVERY SINGLE BOTTLE of that 2018 and just when we’re about to drive away Alex Guarachi (aka Agent G Unit) throws us a meaty bone and reels us back in. He says, “can you also use these 2015s? I’ve been saving for myself because we only made a barrel.”
Umm, YES PLEASE?!
If you’re a serious collector or just want to experience the ultimate in colossal, rock & roller, coat your molars Cabernet, this is the one. Normally $300 - and in the past, we’ve cut it down to half that. But today we’re dropping lower, at nearly 60% OFF? Pure lunacy.
Let’s all take a deep breath - Wim Hof style. Say it with us: Beckstoffer. To. Kalon. Just a dozen or so wineries even have access to fruit from the mythical Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard. They include the likes of Realm, TOR, Schrader, Carter, and Paul Hobbs, who is the reason why we’re looking at this beauty today. Oh, it does help that we have a 100% exclusive here along with a few cases allocated to the winery’s mailing list only, you are not going to find a bottle of this out there, ever.
And good luck finding any of those aforementioned producers’ BTKs priced near this!
Julian Gonzalez crafted this blockbuster, who happens to have steered all consulting programs under the legendary Paul Hobb$ since 2007. And judging by this, the student has become the teacher because it has all the trademarks of ultra-high-end Cab - kitted out with structure, density, polish, and complexity that rivals a Unified Engineering class at MIT.
Some wines you taste and forget. Others deliver a profound, life-changing “just chugged a bowl of ayahuasca” kind of experience. This is the latter, without the stomach churning or intense visuals. But you might forge an intensely spiritual bond with anyone you share the bottle with. Again, choose your company wisely…
As you’ll recall 2015 was another stupid good vintage across Napa, and yet there’s FAR less of this one - please forgive us!
What the Winery Says
2015 Beckstoffer To Kalon Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon
- Consulting winemaker
- Paul Hobbs
- Julian Gonzalez
- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Oakville, Napa Valley
- Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard
- 4, 6, 337
- 20 months
- 100% new French oak