2007 Schrader - Cabernet Sauvignon T6 Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard
UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
Wine Spectator | Rating: 99Fantastic aromas of creamy mocha- and espresso bean-laced oak, with a beam of perfectly ripe plum, blackberry and raspberry flavors that are tight, pure and focused, joined by complex layers of loamy earth, mineral, cedar and sage, all folding together on the finish in a beautiful tapestry of flavors. Amazing length.Drink Dates: 2012-2026Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 97The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard T6 (clone 6) undergoes a barrel aging regime of 20 months in 90% new Darnajou and 10% new Taransaud barrels. More backward and tightly-knit than the RBS, it offers hints of charcoal, burning embers, blackberries, and cassis in its tannic, powerful, structured personality. In short, none of these 2007s lack structure or concentration, but the T6 should not be touched for at least 7-8 years. It is a brilliant effort boasting super purity, texture, length, and concentration that is capable of 30+ years of evolution.Drink Dates: 2016-2046Author: Robert Parker
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.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 92 bottles owned
- 36 collectors