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

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


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.

Drink Dates: 2014-2044
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 192

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 98

Deep, rich, pure and extracted, exhibiting more focused plum, cr�¨me de cassis, wild raspberry and purity than the other Schraders. The flavors dance, with more fruit, a shade less earth, and lots of finesse and polish. Ends with a long finish.

Drink Dates: 2011-2024
Author: James Laube


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Average rating: 98, based on 2 reviews
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218 bottles owned by 114 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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