Schrader Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon

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Winemaker Notes

An exceptional wine with prodigious depth and dazzling aromas of ripe black and purple fruits, blackberries, cassis, and dark plums. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied and generous with a harmonious blend of red, black, and blue fruit flavors that come together simultaneously with enhancing notes of floral blossoms, tobacco leaves, crushed savory, and supple vanilla crème. The abundant fruit core is beautifully balanced by ample, yet fine-grained tannins that are certain to marry and meld with the rich Cabernet flavors through additional cellar aging.

Critical Acclaim

RP 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This “Schrader” label comes from Beckstoffer’s To Kalon vineyard in Oakville, produced from clone 4 grown on the C2 block. It is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and aging in 100% new oak. A very deep purple-black colored barrel sample, WOW, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard opens with the most amazing, expressive, well-delineated perfume of warm blackberries, black raspberries and blackcurrants plus wafts of violets, star anise, cigar box and graphite and a touch of Ceylon tea. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is built like a brick house, framed by solid, ripe, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and earthy.
Barrel Sample: 97-100
WS 98
Wine Spectator
A velvety, juicy wine with chewy yet velvety tannins. Blackberries. Full-bodied, deep and fruity. Flavorful. Wonderful texture.
Range: 97-98
JS 98
James Suckling

An expressive, seductive nose, showing notes of plums, dark fruit, flowers and some vanilla. Full-bodied and well structured with firm tannins. Powerful. A great cabernet sauvignon that will benefit from aging.

JD 97
Jeb Dunnuck
As always, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Schrader shows the more powerful, black-fruited, structured style that’s going to need bottle age. Notes of smoked blackcurrants, crushed rocks, tobacco, and scorched earth all give way to a full-bodied powerhouse of a wine that’s massively structured and tannic. It’s great, but not for those seeking instant gratification.
Range: 95-97+