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2006 Schrader - Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Original To-Kalon Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 98 WA
  • 95 WS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 74641-2006-750-3A
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

    Dense, rich and concentrated. Firmly tannic and full-bodied, with a layered mix of anise, dried currant, sage and mineral flavors, all tightly wound and compact, slowly unfolding to the long, taut, tannic finish.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    One of the more backward efforts is the 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Schrader. It is dense and full-bodied, but holding more in reserve.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 99

    Author: gd10102
  • Self | Rating: 99

    Author: cpcolliton
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

  • 314 bottles owned
  • 149 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 99
    (Out of 149 collectors)