Schrader Cellars

RBS Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.539 ratings
9.67 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.6

Fifth 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+.

Deep purplish ruby red and completely coats the glass. Layered nose with nuances of mint, rich baking spices, blackberries and graphite. Heavy tannins (7/10) with a full body. Rich mouthfeel coated with violets, cassis, blackberries, cinnamon, and cocoa. Long and lingering finish. Most powerful of the night. Drink till 2039.

Fifth 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+.

Deep purplish ruby red and completely coats the glass. Layered nose with nuances of mint, rich baking spices, blackberries and graphite. Heavy tannins (7/10) with a full body. Rich mouthfeel coated with violets, cassis, blackberries, cinnamon, and cocoa. Long and lingering finish. Most powerful of the night. Drink till 2039.

Feb 9th, 2019
Brad Hemmer

Intense! Give this one more time in the bottle.

Intense! Give this one more time in the bottle.

Oct 30th, 2017
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

It's all big dark fruit, cherry cola, baking spices, spice and wood/barrel toast. Needs 10 years plus for a bigger rating. It's got potential but it won't reveal it's true nature for some time. It's nice to try this but it was silly for the person that brought it to open. Especially, during a great Bordeaux wine dinner night like tonight.

It's all big dark fruit, cherry cola, baking spices, spice and wood/barrel toast. Needs 10 years plus for a bigger rating. It's got potential but it won't reveal it's true nature for some time. It's nice to try this but it was silly for the person that brought it to open. Especially, during a great Bordeaux wine dinner night like tonight.

Jan 28th, 2017
Eric LaMasters

So good. Lovely black cherry fruit. Fans out beautifully across the palate. Drinking well now, but lots of structure and energy to continue to develop for many years.

So good. Lovely black cherry fruit. Fans out beautifully across the palate. Drinking well now, but lots of structure and energy to continue to develop for many years.

Aug 30th, 2019
David Wanek

Best of both worlds.

Best of both worlds.

Jul 27th, 2019
Howard Greenfield

Somewhat disappointing- not as good as it should have been
Bottle variation I am sure

Somewhat disappointing- not as good as it should have been
Bottle variation I am sure

Nov 11th, 2018
Carl Fischer

This was absolutely incredible. Honestly may have been my wine of the night. Everything I love about a California cab - amazing fruit, silky and luscious mouthfeel, and incredible balance. This to me was so close to perfect as one can get. Thank you @Eric LaMasters for sharing this with us.

This was absolutely incredible. Honestly may have been my wine of the night. Everything I love about a California cab - amazing fruit, silky and luscious mouthfeel, and incredible balance. This to me was so close to perfect as one can get. Thank you @Eric LaMasters for sharing this with us.

Apr 28th, 2018
Jimmy Vo

Popped this open for my birthday.... decanted 2 hrs....elegant with a soft finish... tasty

Popped this open for my birthday.... decanted 2 hrs....elegant with a soft finish... tasty

Nov 20th, 2017
Yury Glazkov

A bomb of ripe jammed dark fruit

A bomb of ripe jammed dark fruit

Sep 21st, 2017
Rob Sternthal

Fantastic. Slightly tannic on the finish.

Fantastic. Slightly tannic on the finish.

Dec 23rd, 2016