Wine Spectator | Rating: 98Exhibits deep, penetrating aromas of cedar, mocha and graphite, with layers of dark berry scents centered around blackberry and wild berry. Full-bodied, dense and chewy, this is a muscular and chiseled work of beauty, ending with chewy, fruit- and tobacco-infused flavors.Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 96The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard Schrader, which comes from clone 4 and clone 6, from two separate blocks, is another prodigious Cabernet. It boasts stunning concentration, a dense purple color, plenty of crushed rock, floral, black currant, pain grille, and spice box notes, and outstanding ripeness as well as richness. Forget it for 3-4 years, and enjoy it over the following 25+.Author: Robert Parker
Self | Rating:Lots of rich fruit and vanilla oak...great if you like that, gross if you don'tAuthor: Mkbc99
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