Schrader Cellars

Old Sparky Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.77 ratings
9.82 pro ratings
Oakville, 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
Dr. Owen Bargreen

Entirely sourced from the Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard, the 2009 Schrader ‘Old Sparky’ Cabernet Sauvignon is a massive, dense treat right now that has a long life ahead of it. The nose offers plenty of appeal with its espresso bean, chocolate cake, red bell pepper and creosote tones with blueberry pie that all march in line. Layers of chocolate infused dark fruits, blueberry compote and tar line this exquisite palate, with minerals and dusty terroir melding together in the glass. This wine walks the tight rope between finesse and power, effortlessly moving across the palate. Gorgeous now, this scintillating wine will cellar well for another twenty years. Drink 2019-2040- 97

Entirely sourced from the Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard, the 2009 Schrader ‘Old Sparky’ Cabernet Sauvignon is a massive, dense treat right now that has a long life ahead of it. The nose offers plenty of appeal with its espresso bean, chocolate cake, red bell pepper and creosote tones with blueberry pie that all march in line. Layers of chocolate infused dark fruits, blueberry compote and tar line this exquisite palate, with minerals and dusty terroir melding together in the glass. This wine walks the tight rope between finesse and power, effortlessly moving across the palate. Gorgeous now, this scintillating wine will cellar well for another twenty years. Drink 2019-2040- 97

Dec 8th, 2019
Norman Gennaro

From mag

From mag

Sep 2nd, 2019
Eric LaMasters

Delicious!

Delicious!

Nov 11th, 2015
Pat Lomelo

Once again showing my patience very young but huge potential drinking ok now but will wait on rest

Once again showing my patience very young but huge potential drinking ok now but will wait on rest

Sep 6th, 2015
Daniel Cisneros

2009 Schrader old sparky it gets a perfect score from me.

2009 Schrader old sparky it gets a perfect score from me.

Apr 23rd, 2013
David Mokha

Sommelier/Wine Director Hakkasan

10

David had this 7 years ago

David had this 7 years ago

Jun 8th, 2013
Elie Wurtman

Elie had this 5 years ago

Elie had this 5 years ago

Nov 19th, 2015