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Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard RBS 2010, 750mL (WA96-98) from The BPW - Merchants of rare and fine wines.

Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard RBS

750mL

Vintage: 2010
Region: US
Appellation: Oakville, Napa
Producer: Schrader Cellars

WA96-98
Rated 96-98 points by Robert Parker`s Wine Advocate: Antonio Galloni in Robert Parker`s Wine Advocate: `The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon RBS Clone 337 Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard bursts onto the palate with a rich of dark red berries, flowers, mint and minerals. The 2010 possesses striking inner perfume and fabulous richness. This is all finesse and elegance. Ripe, silky tannins frame the finish. The RBS is totally sexy and flat-out captivating. Bright, floral notes linger in the empty glass. Right now, this is the most promising of the 2010s. In 2010 the clonal base for the RBS bottling is clone 337 from Blocks B1, B2 and E2, the latter a new addition in this vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2030.`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.`


$295.00

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Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard RBS

750mL

Vintage: 2010
Region: US
Appellation: Oakville, Napa
Producer: Schrader Cellars

WA96-98
Rated 96-98 points by Robert Parker`s Wine Advocate: Antonio Galloni in Robert Parker`s Wine Advocate: `The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon RBS Clone 337 Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard bursts onto the palate with a rich of dark red berries, flowers, mint and minerals. The 2010 possesses striking inner perfume and fabulous richness. This is all finesse and elegance. Ripe, silky tannins frame the finish. The RBS is totally sexy and flat-out captivating. Bright, floral notes linger in the empty glass. Right now, this is the most promising of the 2010s. In 2010 the clonal base for the RBS bottling is clone 337 from Blocks B1, B2 and E2, the latter a new addition in this vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2030.`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.`


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