98+ Rated 2016 Carter Cabernets have arrived!

Late fall is always a time of excitement, many great Cabernets reach the “shores” of Golden Gate Wine Cellars. Among them Carter Cellars, crafted by my friend and ace-winemaker Mike Smith. The current “stash” of 2016 although amazing in quality, are unfortunately very small in the quantity department. I came up with some “mixed offer packs” of these stunning wines.  I know I will not make everyone happy, but I try my hardest. Please don’t take it out on the messenger! Mother nature yielded way less for Carter, so I got less! Most of the 2016 Carter wines scored 96-98 points, a few 95, so not a bad run!

We have 3 different FOUR-PACKS and 3 SIX-PACK to select from (sorry, cannot change the “blend” of these boxes)

CARTER CELLARS 2016 CABERNET “FOUR-PACK A”
$599.99
FREE SHIPPING – use code 500shipfree at checkout

Consists of 1 bottle each of:

  • To-Kalon Grand Daddy  98+ Pts
  • To-Kalon The Three Kings  97+ Pts
  • Weitz  95 Pts
  • Hossfeld Coliseum  95 Pts

Average score 96.50/100

CARTER CELLARS 2016 CABERNET “FOUR-PACK B”
$624.99
FREE SHIPPING – use code 500shipfree  at checkout

Consists of 1 bottle each of:

  • To-Kalon Grand Daddy  98+ Pts
  • To-Kalon The Three Kings  97+ Pts
  • Carter  97+ Pts
  • Fortuna  96 Pts

Average score 97.5 /100

CARTER CELLARS 2016 CABERNET “FOUR-PACK C”
$619.99
FREE SHIPPING – use code 500shipfree at checkout

Consists of 1 bottle each of:

  • To-Kalon The Grand-Daddy  98+ Pts
  • To-Kalon The Three Kings  97+ Pts
  • Weitz  95 Pts
  • Carter  97+ Pts

Average score 97.25/100

CARTER CELLARS 2016 CABERNET “SIX-PACK A”
$849.99
FREE SHIPPING – use code 500shipfree at checkout

Consists of 1 bottle each of:

  • To-Kalon Grand Daddy  98+ Pts
  • To-Kalon The Three Kings   97+ Pts
  • Weitz   95 Pts
  • Carter  97 Pts
  • Fortuna  96 Pts
  • Hossfeld Coliseum 95 Pts

Average score 96.5/100

CARTER CELLARS 2016 CABERNET “SIX-PACK B”
849.99
FREE SHIPPING – use code 500shipfree at checkou
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Consists of

  • To-Kalon Grand Daddy  98+ Pts
  • Weitz   95 Pts
  • Carter  97 Pts  (2 bottles)
  • Hossfeld Coliseum 95 Pts  (2 bottles)

Average score 96.5/100

CARTER CELLARS 2016 CABERNET “SIX-PACK C”
799.99
FREE SHIPPING – use code 500shipfree at checkout

Consists of

  • To-Kalon Three Kings  97+ Pts
  • Fortuna   96 Pts
  • Carter  97 Pts  (2 bottles)
  • Hossfeld Coliseum 95 Pts  (2 bottles)

Average score 96.5/100

TASTING NOTES / REVIEWS FOR ALL THE CARTER WINES:

Robert Parker – Grand Daddy 98+ Points: “Very deep purple-black in color, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard The Grand Daddy comes charging out of the glass with gregarious scents of blackberry pie, warm cassis, black raspberries and Black Forest cake plus hints of camphor, cigar box, pencil lead and incense. Full-bodied, super intense and opulently fruited in the mouth, it delivers a powerful black fruit core with a firm yet plush frame and very long, multilayered finish.”

Robert Parker “Three Kings” 97+ Points: “The very deep purple-black colored 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Three Kings features compelling black cherries, warm black berries and crème de cassis notes with nuances of plum pudding, mincemeat pie, sautéed herbs, charcuterie, tapenade and Indian spices. Full-bodied, rich and opulent in the mouth, it fills the palate with exotic spices and black fruit preserves, framed by approachable grainy tannins and finishing very long and very spicy.”

Robert Parker “Carter” 97+ Points: Very deep purple-black in color, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Carter begins just a little closed and youthfully reticent before revealing loads of black fruit and earth-inspired notes, including baked black cherries, cassis, blackberry pie and tilled soil with hints of fungi, underbrush, scorched earth and mossy bark. Full-bodied and densely packed with black fruit and earth layers, it has a firm backbone of grainy tannins and a lively line, finishing long and mineral laced. This needs at least 5-7 years and then should drink for the next 30+ years.”

Robert Parker “Fortuna” 96 Points: “The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Fortuna Vineyard has a very deep purple-black color and reveals a drop-dead gorgeous nose of baked plums, blackcurrant cordial, blackberry tart and kirsch with nuances of Chinese five spice, dusty soil, wild sage and truffles. Full-bodied and sporting bags of black fruit and earthy layers, it has a fantastic burst of freshness in the plushly textured mid-palate, continuing onto a compelling herbal lift on the finish..”

Robert Parker “Weitz” 95 Points: “Very deep purple-black in color, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Weitz Vineyard opens with notions of baked blackcurrants, preserved plums, blackberry compote and licorice plus touches of tar, chargrill, pan fried herbs and iron ore. Full-bodied and laden with taut, muscular fruit, it has a solid line of grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing with an herbal lift.”

Robert Parker “Hossfeld Coliseum” 95 Points: “Composed of 80% Merlot blended with 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2016 Hossfeld Coliseum Proprietary Red is very deep purple-black in color and gives up a very pretty perfume of potpourri, dried lavender, aniseed and cinnamon stick over a core of warm plums and blueberry preserves plus a touch of garrigue. Full-bodied, softly textured, seductive and with bags of spicy black fruit preserves, it finishes long and perfumed.”

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