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2004 Schrader - Cabernet Sauvignon RBS Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 99 WA
  • 96 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 105853-2004-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($95; from Clone 337) Good deep ruby-red. Currant, licorice, tar, coffee, mocha and spices on the nose. Fat, lush and sweet, stuffed with red fruit flavor and lifted by enticing inner-mouth aromatic character. Finishes with rich, suave tannins. This has turned out very well.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2007
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

    Aromas of chocolate-covered cherry join currant, herb, cedar and spice in this sleek, polished youngster. Lush and smooth on the palate, it offers depth and concentration without weight. Shows a hint of heat on the finish. The tannins are ripe and integrated. 125 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 99

    The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon RBS, made from clone 337 and aged 20 months in a combination of Darnajou and Taransaud barrels, hit 14.5% natural alcohol. This wine shows the classic Pauillac nose of cedarwood, creme de cassis, licorice and fruitcake. It is fresh, full-bodied, ripe and long and is already starting to come into its late adolescence - meaning it can be drunk now or continue to be cellared for another 15-20 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating:

    Very nice; everyone loved it
    Author: wjjarrell
Schrader's mission statement is essentially one where their 30-year leases on vineyard parcels give them the ability to present a specific clonal study of Cabernet Sauvignon from three highly desired clones (4, 6, and 337) grown within a single vineyard. The bottom line is that with their production averages about 1,600 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon, the wines do have subtle differences, but most importantly, all of them are extraordinary in quality - among the finest Cabernets in California. Fred Schrader and his wife, Carol, hired Thomas Brown to make these wines.

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 234 bottles owned
  • 77 collectors