Got an
account?
Log In
 
 
Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard RBS 2009, 750mL (WA96, WS95) from The BPW - Merchants of rare and fine wines.

Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard RBS

750mL

Vintage: 2009
Region: US
Appellation: Oakville, Napa

WA96, WS95
Rated 96 points by Robert Parker`s Wine Advocate: `The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon RBS Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard comes across as dark, plush and inviting, but with greater inner focus and minerality than some of the other wines here. Graphite, smoke, tar and licorice are some of the notes that wrap around the intense, juicy finish. I especially admire the way the RBS grows in the glass as it turns more explosive over time, yet never loses its more refined shades of expression. The RBS is 100% clone 337 from the B1 and B2 blocks. According to winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown, it is the addition of fruit from B2 (new this year) that gives the 2009 much of its personality. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024.`Additional Notes from the Wine Advocate: `I tasted the Schrader 2009s and 2010s twice this year, about five months apart, and that time has done wonders for the wines. The Schrader Cabernets are big, bold wines that nevertheless show remarkable detail and transparency to site, as is evidenced by the five separate bottlings from Andy Beckstoffer`s To Kalon vineyard in Oakville. These are essentially single-clone (and often single-block) wines that seek to highlight the unique qualities of the various Cabernet clones planted within the vineyard. I tasted the 2009s from bottle and the 2010s from barrel. Readers should note that the 2010s I tasted were base blends for each of the wines, rather than fully finished blends. I have a slight preference for the 2010s, as they are more nuanced, perfumed and finessed, while the 2009s are just a bit more similar to each other throughout the range, reflecting the nature of the years themselves. Beyond that, it really comes down to personal preference when choosing one of these wines. The RBS is the most aromatic and detailed, and in my view, complete of the wines. Readers who prefer a more overt, opulent, fruit-driven style of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon will gravitate to the Old Sparky or the Schrader. Either way, it is hard to go wrong with any of these Cabernets. The wines are made in a fairly non-interventionalist style, with no SO2 added at crush, minimal rackings and no fining or filtration prior to bottling. Everything starts in the vineyard, where Brown and his team leave one cluster (minus wings) per shoot. The 2009s were aged in 100% new French oak barrels, 80-90% Darnajou the rest Taransaud.` -- Antonio Galloni in the Wine Advocate


$269.00

OUT OF STOCK
Read CellarTracker Wine Reviews

Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard RBS

750mL

Vintage: 2009
Region: US
Appellation: Oakville, Napa

WA96, WS95
Rated 96 points by Robert Parker`s Wine Advocate: `The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon RBS Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard comes across as dark, plush and inviting, but with greater inner focus and minerality than some of the other wines here. Graphite, smoke, tar and licorice are some of the notes that wrap around the intense, juicy finish. I especially admire the way the RBS grows in the glass as it turns more explosive over time, yet never loses its more refined shades of expression. The RBS is 100% clone 337 from the B1 and B2 blocks. According to winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown, it is the addition of fruit from B2 (new this year) that gives the 2009 much of its personality. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024.`Additional Notes from the Wine Advocate: `I tasted the Schrader 2009s and 2010s twice this year, about five months apart, and that time has done wonders for the wines. The Schrader Cabernets are big, bold wines that nevertheless show remarkable detail and transparency to site, as is evidenced by the five separate bottlings from Andy Beckstoffer`s To Kalon vineyard in Oakville. These are essentially single-clone (and often single-block) wines that seek to highlight the unique qualities of the various Cabernet clones planted within the vineyard. I tasted the 2009s from bottle and the 2010s from barrel. Readers should note that the 2010s I tasted were base blends for each of the wines, rather than fully finished blends. I have a slight preference for the 2010s, as they are more nuanced, perfumed and finessed, while the 2009s are just a bit more similar to each other throughout the range, reflecting the nature of the years themselves. Beyond that, it really comes down to personal preference when choosing one of these wines. The RBS is the most aromatic and detailed, and in my view, complete of the wines. Readers who prefer a more overt, opulent, fruit-driven style of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon will gravitate to the Old Sparky or the Schrader. Either way, it is hard to go wrong with any of these Cabernets. The wines are made in a fairly non-interventionalist style, with no SO2 added at crush, minimal rackings and no fining or filtration prior to bottling. Everything starts in the vineyard, where Brown and his team leave one cluster (minus wings) per shoot. The 2009s were aged in 100% new French oak barrels, 80-90% Darnajou the rest Taransaud.` -- Antonio Galloni in the Wine Advocate


$269.00

OUT OF STOCK
Read CellarTracker Wine Reviews





 

Similar wines from this varietal & region

This list represents wines that are very similar (for a variety of reasons) to the wine you are currently considering. They exhibit similar characteristics and share other traits (such as varietal, price, and professional ratings). There are some very cool things here - take a look - and as always feel free to contact us directly for questions!

Similar wines from this varietal & region

This list represents wines that are very similar (for a variety of reasons) to the wine you are currently considering. They exhibit similar characteristics and share other traits (such as varietal, price, and professional ratings). There are some very cool things here - take a look - and as always feel free to contact us directly for questions!

SHOW MORE
Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Galitzine Vineyard -- 2004 750mL (1) WA97 $145.00  
Bond St. Eden -- 2010 750mL (1) AG100 $395.00  
Bond Pluribus -- 2008 1.5L (1) WA95, ST94+, WS93 $625.00  
Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard T6 -- 2005 750mL (3) WA95, WS97 $469.00  
Macauley Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Beckstoffer To Kalon -- 2009 750ml (1) $139.00  
JP Harbison Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley -- 2003 (2) $79.00  
Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain -- 2002 1.5L (1) WA91-93, ST93  bsl, wisl $195.00  
Bond Melbury -- 2009 750ml (1) WA93-95, ST94, WS93 $349.00  
Checkerboard Proprietary Red King`s Row (Cabernet) -- 2010 (18) $125.00  
Monticello Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Teitjen Vineyard -- 2003 750ml (1)  missing Capsule $39.00  
Peju Province Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve -- 2004 750mL (1) WS92 $125.00  
HL Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Herb Lamb Vineyard -- 2011 (5) $150.00  
Woodward Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon Artist Series -- 2011 375ml (28) WA94 $24.95  
Lail Vineyards Proprietary Red Mole Hill Cabernet Sauvignon -- 2010 (2) $239.99  
Dalla Valle Maya -- 2001 750mL (1) WA98  sscl $409.00  
Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley -- 2012 (54) $69.95  
Cornerstone Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain -- 2004 750mL (1) $79.00  
Broman Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley -- 2009 (9) $43.99  
out of
stock
Carter Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard -- 2008 375mL WA92+, ST93, WS92 $69.00  
Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon -- 2005 750mL (2) WA92  tl $65.00  
 

Got an
account?
Log In