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2006 Schrader - Cabernet Sauvignon GIII - Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 95 WA
  • 96 WS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 288537-2006-750-3A
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

    Seductive in its overlay of rich, concentrated flavors, with enticing jazzy toasty, creamy oak draped over rich currant, black cherry and blackberry fruit that's tight and focused. Ends with mouthcoating ripe tannins that have great traction. 125 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer George III Vineyard offers an extraordinary bouquet of creme de cassis, scorched earth, and burning embers as well as full-bodied power, velvety tannins, and exceptional density and richness. This superb wine exhibits layered extravagance and sweet tannins, a rarity in this vintage. It is already drinking well.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Author: gd10102
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Author: Billy the Kid
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

  • 282 bottles owned
  • 141 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 98
    (Out of 141 collectors)