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2005 Schrader Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Original To Kalon Vineyard

  • 96 WA
  • 94 WS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 74641-2005

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Exotic spicy, toasty, cedary oak turns taut, with firm, chewy, loamy earth, currant, anise, sage and mineral flavors that are tightly wound. Finishes with full-bodied tannins that beg for short-term cellaring. 150 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Schrader (14.7% alcohol) is a wine of great intensity, but surprisingly the most closed of these five offerings in 2005. It needs another 3-4 years of cellaring at the minimum. Blackcurrants, licorice, incense and some toast make up the restrained, but intensely aromatic personality of this wine. It is full-bodied, super-pure, and as far as structure, is probably the most austere of all the 2005s.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Terrific bottle of wine. Smooth, silky and rich. Just a wonderful drinking cab. Not a lot of complexity, but was not looking for it. This was a perfect drinking wine with not a lot wrong!
    Author: Charley
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

  • 475 bottles owned
  • 134 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 96
    (Out of 134 collectors)