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2018 HIGHEST BEAUTY CABERNET SAUVIGNON

The goal for our namesake wine is working with To Kalon Vineyard® as a whole, crafting a wine from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, while capturing the purity, intensity, and diversity of this special terroir. With soft tannins, plenty of structure, richness, and aromatic excitement, this wine tells the story of the nearly ideal 2018 growing season. The grapes were harvested at night to preserve the freshness of the fruit. Careful sorting and a long, slow fermentation and maceration round out the wine and bring forward the broad spectrum of flavors and aromas inherent in this noble variety.

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WILL BLACKMON

Over the course of 12 seasons in the NFL, Will Blackmon played for the Green Bay Packers, New York Giants, with whom he won Super Bowl 46, and the Jacksonville Jaguars before finishing his career with the Washington Redskins.

During his time playing football, Will discovered and nurtured a passion for wine, which led him to pursue a formal education via the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET), completing level 2 and level 3 certification, as well as the entrance exam to the Court of Master Sommeliers. Will is now widely known as the “NFL Wine Guy.” His VIP Wine Concierge, The WINE MVP, functions as a way to educate, make wine more approachable, and empower those looking to learn more about wine. All of this presented with the idea in mind that when it comes to fine wine, everyone can be an “MVP”.

In 2020, Will was named one of Wine Enthusiast’s “Top 40 Under 40 Tastemakers” in the United States. He has also been featured in USA Today, Wine Spectator, & VinePair to name a few.