Schrader Cellars

CCS Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.5217 ratings
9.447 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
David L

Another Wine Nerd Herd gathering, this time in Paso. Last nights bi-annual party. -At Brooker Estate’s Guest house. Words can’t describe how much fun we had in the last five days. 

Another Wine Nerd Herd gathering, this time in Paso. Last nights bi-annual party. -At Brooker Estate’s Guest house. Words can’t describe how much fun we had in the last five days. 

Nov 11th, 2019
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.5

Fourth of the blind red wines. Theme was Cabernet Sauvignon or Bordeaux Blend from Oakville, Stags Leap District or generic Napa Valley with professional reviews of 95+.

Dark and deep ruby red. Dark nose with some feminine characteristics, blackberries, truffles and sweet spices. Medium tannins (6.5/10) with a full body. Great acidity and well rounded palate with layers of dark chocolate, black cherries, pencil shavings and cassis. Long and lingering finish. A real treat and would love to see this in a few years. Drink till 2038. (95+)

Fourth of the blind red wines. Theme was Cabernet Sauvignon or Bordeaux Blend from Oakville, Stags Leap District or generic Napa Valley with professional reviews of 95+.

Dark and deep ruby red. Dark nose with some feminine characteristics, blackberries, truffles and sweet spices. Medium tannins (6.5/10) with a full body. Great acidity and well rounded palate with layers of dark chocolate, black cherries, pencil shavings and cassis. Long and lingering finish. A real treat and would love to see this in a few years. Drink till 2038. (95+)

Feb 9th, 2019
Brent Clayton

What you might expect. Not Rated

What you might expect. Not Rated

Jun 18th, 2018
Craig Stanfield

Gorgeous immediately on opening. I’ve only had a couple of Schraders over the years before recently getting an allocation. But this has the same hallmarks of the 2008 and 2010 I’ve had. Remarkable.

Gorgeous immediately on opening. I’ve only had a couple of Schraders over the years before recently getting an allocation. But this has the same hallmarks of the 2008 and 2010 I’ve had. Remarkable.

Apr 6th, 2018
Boxer Briefs

20 years...maybe. This #wine is massively layered with none showing yet. All cocoa, spice and leather right now. Interesting for sure

20 years...maybe. This #wine is massively layered with none showing yet. All cocoa, spice and leather right now. Interesting for sure

2 people found it helpfulSep 3rd, 2014
John Bradford

Interesting side by side. Schrader was dense, balanced, full of vibrancy. A tribute to Beckstoffer and Thomas Rivers-Brown . On the other had, the MX ToKalon was shallow, astringent, green, stem my, umpire, r

Interesting side by side. Schrader was dense, balanced, full of vibrancy. A tribute to Beckstoffer and Thomas Rivers-Brown . On the other had, the MX ToKalon was shallow, astringent, green, stem my, umpire, r

1 person found it helpfulNov 24th, 2013
Connor McMahon

Happy Sunday! WHAT!

Happy Sunday! WHAT!

Aug 8th, 2016
Greg Gregory

Pure decadence.

Pure decadence.

May 22nd, 2016
Mike R
9.6

And Mr Cleanup himself - should a great evening - post tastes later

And Mr Cleanup himself - should a great evening - post tastes later

Apr 30th, 2016
Justin Stephens

... And not just because it's "shrader." It was fantastic...

... And not just because it's "shrader." It was fantastic...

Apr 22nd, 2016