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2010 Schrader Cabernet Sauvignon RBS Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 99 WA
  • 96 WS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 105853-2010-750

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Total:
$375.00

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

    Combines power with finesse, though at this point the torque wins out, pushing this into overdrive. Tiers of spice, flowers and dark and red berry, with notes of licorice, flow before the tannins clamp down, giving the wine a chewy aftertaste. Ends with a teasing lift.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 99

    Flirting with perfection, the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard RBS from clone 337 was aged in new Darnajou barrels (80%) and the rest in new Taransaud barrels. There were 410 cases produced, which is several hundred cases less than the production in 2012. An unbelievable red wine, it boasts an inky/purple color as well as abundant notes of charcoal, white chocolate, toast, new saddle leather, blueberries, blackberries, creme de cassis and licorice. As the wine sits in the glass, some chocolaty, smoky elements also emerge. This virtually perfect Cabernet Sauvignon has been flawlessly made and should age effortlessly for 25-30+ years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: Adriel L
  • Self | Rating: 99

    Author: Johnnymd
  • Self | Rating: 99

    as parker noted, close to perfection - no doubt, easily among the best wines I've tasted. Smooth as silk with a 90 second palate.
    Author: SamT
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Good to very good. Nice classic Schrader flavor profile. Maybe a little disappointing, but I couldn't wait any longer
    Author: Jeffrey M989
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

  • 580 bottles owned
  • 218 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 97
    (Out of 218 collectors)