We think the 2006 Cabernets are our best to date. In the fall of 2007, we tasted through best barrels and selected one from Beckstoffer To Kalon and one from Mast, and fell in love with a 75% Beckstoffer To Kalon, 25% Mast marriage.
Our To Kalon block is in the far western part of this famous vineyard on the Oakville bench. It is all Clone 6, one of the shyest, if not the shyest-bearing clones in the vineyard. Results in most years are very small, highly concentrated wines. Our block in Mast Vineyard is ancient old rocky riverbed, also high on the western foothills bench of the Napa Valley. The 2006 Mast Cabernet was very dark, dense and rich.
2006 vintage To Kalon/Mast – a marriage made in heaven.
Nakagawa Wine Co.
3-1-3, Kotobashi, Sumida-Ku