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2012 Schrader Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Original To Kalon Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 98 WA
  • 95 WS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 74641-2012

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$349.00

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    Nearly as prodigious is the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer to Kalon Vineyard, which is Clone 4 and Clone 6 blended together from the Beckstoffer to Kalon Vineyard, this is the highest in alcohol of the 2012s at 14.6%. It was aged in a combination of 50% new Darnajou and 50% new Taransaud barrels. This wine is one of the tighter, more backward of the 2012s, with more structure, tannin, muscle, a masculine personality, oodles of black and blue fruits and a massive mouthfeel, but is somehow much more primary and younger tasting than the other wines. Forget it for a few years and drink it over the following 20-25 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

    Sleek, refined and elegant, showing rich layers of spicy oak, blackberry and wild berry, with cedar and herb nuances. Ends with a long, full finish that gains depth and detail, firming nicely on the finish. Drink now through 2029. 370 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Drink Dates: 2018-2033
    Author: Scott I
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

  • 171 bottles owned
  • 90 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 90 collectors)