2008 Schrader - Old Sparky Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard 1.5L

USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley/ Red / Cabernet Sauvignon
2008 Schrader - Old Sparky Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard
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Wine Advocate | 100

Another candidate for perfection, the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Old Sparky comes from Clone 4, Clone 6 and Clone 337 although Clone 6 dominates the blend. Also a monumental wine, it is not as nuanced as the CCS or the RBS, but it possesses serious minerality as well as huge notes of tobacco leaf, pain grille, spring flowers, blueberries, blackberries, and licorice in both the aromatic and flavor profiles. The finish is endless in this super-intense, rich wine. Like all these wines, it is a 25- to 40-year effort although the sweetness of the tannin and the emerging complexity permits enjoyment even at this infantile stage.

Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 192

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Wine Spectator | 98

Amazingly complex, exhibiting a seamless, sophisticated mix of ripe blueberry, currant and hard red candy flavors, with a firm, loamy earth foundation. Yet for all this delivers up front and from midpalate on, it's the finish that sets it apart, sailing along ever so gracefully.

Drink Dates: 2012-2025
Author: James Laube


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