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2008 Schrader Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Original To Kalon Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
abv 14.5%
  • 98 WA
  • 98 WS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 74641-2008-750-2A

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$375.00

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  • Rating:

    Deep, rich, pure and extracted, exhibiting more focused plum, crA?Ame de cassis
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Schrader, which comes from Clones 4, 6 and 337, is slightly more structured and perhaps not as velvety as the CCS or RBS. Again, blue fruits, black fruits, camphor, charcoal and burning ember characteristics are presented in a full-bodied, powerful style that balances intensity with elegance and an uncanny equilibrium. This is another stunning wine that should benefit from 4-5 years of cellaring and keep for 25-30+ years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Author: Lison Craig s
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

  • 434 bottles owned
  • 180 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 98
    (Out of 180 collectors)