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 - Vinous
"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." -- Antonio Galloni