Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Old Sparky Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard 2007
We are proud to present our portfolio of 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon wines from two of Napa Valley's most prestigious and historic vineyard estates—the Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard in Oakville and the Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard in Rutherford. With both outstanding locations, we combine meticulous vineyard management with "no holds barred" winemaking practices to produce elegant wines of exceptional depth, richness, and character that we feel are the highest and most authentic expression of these noble vineyards. Our portfolio of Cabernet Sauvignons present both single clone wines and ultimate-blend clone wines of distinctive character, superb texture, and outstanding quality.
Welcome to Schrader Cellars. We are proud to offer a portfolio of single vineyard wines from Napa Valley's most prestigious and historic vineyard estates along with our pioneering efforts in compelling new regions like the Sonoma Coast and Red Hill Lake County appellations.
External Reviews for Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Old Sparky Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard
There is something about the inky/purple-hued 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard CCS (clone 4) that blows me away. The most opulent, perfumed, and accessible of these wines, it exhibits an opaque purple color as well as an extraordinary density and richness in addition to copious creme de cassis, cedar, ink, and spice box characteristics. As with all of these wines, there is a seamless integration of acidity, tannin, wood, and alcohol in addition to phenomenal length and ripeness. The multidimensional personality and full-bodied style, with both power and elegance, is compelling. This amazing effort can be drunk now, but it will be even better in 4-5 years, and should unfold gracefully over the following 30+ years.
A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2007 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon CCS Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard 750ml
The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer George III Vineyard comes from clone 337, from a Beckstoffer-owned vineyard in Rutherford. Its dense purple color is followed by a big, sweet nose of black cherries, black currants, cedar, spice box, and subtle... Robert Parker. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2007 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer George III 750ml
The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard T6 (clone 6) undergoes a barrel aging regime of 20 months in 90% new Darnajou and 10% new Taransaud barrels. More backward and tightly-knit than the RBS, it offers hints of charcoal, burning embers, blackberries, and cassis in its tannic, powerful, structured personality. In short, none of these 2007s lack structure or concentration, but the T6 should not be touched for at least 7-8 years. It is a brilliant effort boasting super purity, texture, length, and concentration that is capable of 30+ years of evolution.
The outrageous 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard RBS from clone 337 blew out my olfactory senses. Possessing extraordinarily intense notes of lead pencil shavings, camphor, licorice, creme de cassis, kirsch, and crushed rocks, it exhibits full body, awesome intensity, terrific purity, and a mind-boggling finish. If Pauillac were somehow magically moved to the Oakville Corridor in Napa, tasters would believe this wine came from a first-growth Pauillac. Although it is more forward than the George III, the RBS will benefit from 4-5 years of cellaring, and will keep for 30+ years.
A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2007 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Old Sparky 1500ml
A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2007 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer George III 750ml