2008 Schrader - Cabernet Sauvignon T6 Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Advocate | Rating: 99

The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon T6 (Clone 6) could be given a perfect score, it's that special. All of this is like splitting hairs, but this opaque purple-colored wine offers up lavish, luxurious notes of blueberries, black raspberries, black currants, licorice, cedar and grilled herbs. Extremely dense and opulent with a voluptuous texture, it has layer upon layer of fruit and depth, and a mindboggling finish that had me shaking my head in awe. Sadly, this amazing wine has the most limited production of all the Schrader wines, 150 cases.

Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 192

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

Offers delicious purity of fruit, with enticing floral and fresh berry scents that are rich and seamless, elegant and refined, gaining a nice tannic traction and ending with a long, lingering, detailed finish that has a loamy earth aftertaste.

Drink Dates: 2013-2024
Author: James Laube


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Average rating: 98, based on 2 reviews
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135 bottles owned by 69 collectors.

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About This Producer


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.

Wine Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon


Cabernet Sauvignon is perhaps the world's best known red variety, with its full-bodied, intense profile. An offspring of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, it is the primary grape of Bordeaux's Left Bank (Medoc and Graves regions) and the Napa Valley, but can be found growing all over the world. Typical descriptors for Cabernet Sauvignon are cassis, cedar, mint, black pepper, eucalyptus, and pencil lead.

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