2006 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML
  • WA 98
  • WS 95

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$375.00

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WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2008
One of the more backward efforts is the 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Schrader. It is dense and full-bodied but holding more in reserve.As I wrote last year this is a fascinating portfolio of 100% Cabernet... One of the more backward efforts is the 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Schrader. It is dense and full-bodied but holding more in reserve.As I wrote last year this is a fascinating portfolio of 100% Cabernet Sauvignons all of them from Beckstoffer-owned vineyards including the To-Kalon Vineyard in Oakville and one wine from the George III Vineyard in Rutherford. All the wines are aged in 100% new French oak usually a combination of Darnajou and Taransaud barrels with a higher percentage of Darnajou used for the T6 CCS Old Sparky and Schrader. The different bottlings are essentially based on specific blocks and/or specific clones of Cabernet Sauvignon. In short I think the 2006s are arguably the finest wines of the vintage and the 2007s appear to be as profound. Given the fact that these wines seem to put on weight once they are in bottle the 2007s may eclipse the extraordinary 2006s produced by Carol and Fred Schrader and their brilliant winemaker Thomas Brown. Total production of these cuvees is just over 1500 cases with the average for each offering 200-250 cases. Readers should keep in mind that all of these wines are aged in 100% new French oak for 20 months bottled with no clarification and possess alcohols ranging from 14.5% to 14.9%. This was one of the most exciting tastings I have done in 2008!
WS 95
Wine Spectator, June 2009
Dense rich and concentrated. Firmly tannic and full-bodied with a layered mix of anise dried currant sage and mineral flavors all tightly wound and compact slowly unfolding to the long taut tannic finish. Best from 2010... Dense rich and concentrated. Firmly tannic and full-bodied with a layered mix of anise dried currant sage and mineral flavors all tightly wound and compact slowly unfolding to the long taut tannic finish. Best from 2010 through 2018. 150 cases made. -JL
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2006