Alpha Omega

Dr. To Kalon
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2014 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 18 | Lot No. 26
Vintage

2012

Alpha Omega

Dr. To Kalon

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • One-of-a-kind blend of two world-renowned vineyards: Beckstoffer Dr. Crane and Beckstoffer To Kalon
  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 100% barrel fermented using native yeast; unfined and unfiltered
  • True to our philosophy: approachable to enjoy early, but built to age for many years

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.87
  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

Jean Hoefliger

Winemaker, Alpha Omega

Winemaker, Jean Hoefliger

Jean Hoefliger, a passionate Swiss talent, has been Alpha Omega's winemaker since the winery's inception in 2006. Pairing his global winemaking experience gained working for the esteemed estates of Chateau Lynch-Bages and Chateau Carbonnieux in Bordeaux, Meerlust Inc., in South Africa, Fonjallaz S.A. in Switzerland and Hartford Court in Sonoma's Russian River with his formal education, Jean brought his skills and enthusiasm to Napa Valley.

Seduced by California's diverse soil and ability to express his creativity, Jean planted himself at Newton Vineyard in Napa Valley's Spring Mountain where he spent five years as winemaker until plucked by newcomer Alpha Omega. Part artist, part mad scientist, Jean helped the fledgling winery that set out to be recognized as one of the great wine estates in the world quickly make a name for itself.

Jean's zeal, knowledge, innate ability and scientific training puts him in a unique position to take the best grapes of Napa Valley and transform them into award-winning and critically-acclaimed wines for Alpha Omega.

Country born: Switzerland

Education: Swiss degrees in enology and viticulture from the Federal Winemaking School of Changins and in science from the Maturite Federale. Mentor: Michel Rolland.

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Honors / Awards:
Jean's Alpha Omega ERA 2012 and Beckstoffer To Kalon 2013 received 98 points from Robert Parker while Beckstoffer To Kalon 2007 also scored 98 points from Parker. Jean's Beckstoffer Dr. Crane 2014 and Beckstoffer Dr. Crane 2013 received 96+ points while both Beckstoffer To Kalon 2014 and Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper 2014 received 96 points, all from Parker.

Alpha Omega Reserve Chardonnay 2013 won the Best of Show platinum medal at the International Chardonnay Symposium 2016 and the top joint score at the Global Chardonnay Masters 2016.

Winemaking Philosophy:
Jean believes in reinventing the wheel. This passionate Swiss talent thrives on pushing the winemaking envelope, is never static and always doubts himself. Those distinguishable characteristics enable him to constantly push forward and progress with each vintage.

He flaunts a high-risk winemaking style, characterized by long, natural barrel fermentation which takes an average of 10 months -- he also often leaves red wines on skins for up to 90 days while most winemakers opt for 21 to 30 days -- to handcraft wines that are intriguing, complex and express the unique terroir of Napa Valley.

Working with world-renowned consulting winemaker Michel Rolland and utilizing prized grapes from Alpha Omega's historic vineyards, Jean creates approachable wines that can be enjoyed early but are built to age for many years.

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Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

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Alpha Omega 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Dr. To Kalon 18
Fairchild Napa Valley 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena STONES No. 1 18
Hestan Vineyards 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Stephanie 18
Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley FAY Block 4 18
Vineyard 7 & 8 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District 2020 Feet 18
Wallis Family Estate 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Rumpelstilskin 18
Ehlers Estate 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon 72%, Petit Verdot 28% St. Helena 10
Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District The First Kiss-FAY Block 8 10
Judd's Hill 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 9
RUDD 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon (~60 %),Petit Verdot (~25 %), Malbec (~12 %), Merlot (~3 %) Oakville 9
Vineyard 29 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena 9
ZD Wines 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Calistoga 9
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