Special: Robert Mondavi 2013 Tokalon Cabernet Sauvignon
For the Wine enthusiast who knows and wants quality as well as enjoys savoring a unique Cabernet Sauvignon, we now have a very limited quantity of Robert Mondavi 2013 TO Tokalon Cabernet Sauvignon. The To Kalon Vineyard lies on prime benchland in west Oakville. The low fertility, well-drained soils combined with optimal sun exposure yield rich, complex flavors and impeccable fruit maturity.
When the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes achieved optimal ripeness, they were hand-harvested into small boxes and carefully transported to our gravity-flow To Kalon Cellar. After hand sorting, the clusters were gently destemmed directly into traditional French oak tanks for fermentation and extended maceration – a total of 34 days of skin contact. The new wine was drained and the skins were gently pressed into 100% new French oak barrels where malolactic fermentation was completed. Twenty-nine months of aging encouraged full integration of oak and fruit and massaged the tannins to their round and supple texture. The vintage was bottled in February of 2016.