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2008 Schrader Cellars Zinfandel Vieux-Os Old Vine Tofanelli Vineyard

Napa Valley more

5/24/2015 - patwjr wrote: 90 points

A nice nose of light spice, pepper & fruit - cherries & other red berries. 1st glass was light weight, but then after a 30-45 min it got thicker to medium weight. More of an elegant Zin than a big, thick Turley. Drink sooner than later.

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2011 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon RBS Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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5/22/2015 - PinkMoonWinery wrote: 90 points

Very approachable, much lighter than other vintages, but fully ripe despite the cooler vintage. Great effort

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2009 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon RBS Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

Oakville more

5/20/2015 - mreinitz wrote: 95 points

Big, rich, and delicious, with blackberry and cassis flavors. Not a ton of complexity, but everything (tannins, acid, mouthfeel) is just perfect.

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2005 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon T6 Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

Oakville more

5/16/2015 - MJTed Likes this wine: 95 points

Decanted for an hour and then good to go with steak frites and bordelaise sauce. Great drinking at age 10. Powerful early attack of thick cassis and black fruit. Long and mouthcoating sweet tannic finish mingled with burnt toast and mint.

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2006 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon T6 Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

Oakville more

4/21/2015 - tomoem wrote: 95 points

Drank with my wife at the Four Ways Inn in Bermuda after about 45 minutes of decanting. This wine could have used 2-3 more hours of decanting as the tannins were ever present most of the night and had just begun to open up toward the end of the meal . Both of us experienced this wine with steak dinners and could vouch for the power, the depth, and the intensity of this major production from the Schrader's & winemaker Thomas Brown . Wine could use a few more years before opening.

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2002 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon RBS Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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5/1/2015 - tp096255 Likes this wine: 93 points

I'm not going to do a big old note on this one because it might be slightly flawed, not sure. This is the only bottle of this I have ever tasted and after 3 tastes via Coravin I come to the same conclusion that it's either too old or it has a little funk a-la-Bordeaux (esp in the nose).

It just doesn't smell, taste or finish like a typical Schrader. It's not bad, just not very inspiring. The 93 points is a little generous.

The nose has more funk than fruit, then the fruit tries to burst through on the palate only to disappear beneath the funky structure in the finish. It's a well-made wine but perhaps well past its prime. Drink it up if you have it.

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2002 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon "Old Sparky" Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

Oakville more

5/1/2015 - tp096255 Likes this wine: 94 points

Another hit from the same bottle using my Coravin. This thing is still going strong now over 3 months of accessing it. Same tasting note/score.

This wine is more intriguing and Schrader-like than the 2002 RBS (also rated by WA at 100).

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2008 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon GIII Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard

Rutherford more

5/10/2015 - Bobc7had wrote: 98 points

Wow drinking perfectly
Spectacular
Perfectly integrated fruit and tannins

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2006 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon RBS Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

Oakville more

5/6/2015 - dcwino wrote: 97 points

Domestic Cab dinner (Eddie V's): Tastes very cultish cab, intense blue fruits, crème de cassis, blueberry jam, incense, sweet spices, ink and mocha. Exceptional concentration, round and silky, cool intense blue fruit driven palate impression, nicely integrated tannins and lovely seamless long finish. Great showing, very polished yet intense.

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2006 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon CCS Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

Oakville more

4/11/2015 - Knicksfan wrote: 98 points

WOnderful. Everything I enjoy in a Cali CS; fruit, balance, mellow tannin, long finish. Marvelous.

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2006 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon CCS Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

Oakville more

4/18/2015 - Anonymous wrote: 97 points

Rich, delicious, full-bodied black cherry fruit with creme de cassis, spice, and mocha flavors, excellent structure with great depth and complexity, finish that never ends, This is great California Cabernet. Drank it in celebration of Boomer's life.

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2005 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

Oakville more

4/13/2015 - danielk168 wrote: 95 points

very impressive! elegant, almost old world style, balanced, aromas of fresh roses, good acidity, this is one of the best nappa cabs I have ever tasted period! A few more years could do wonders to this, to kalon indeed is good stuff.

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2010 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon RBS Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

Oakville more

4/12/2015 - jmoon Likes this wine: 98 points

mindblowing experience consistent w other tasting notes. Tasted the caramel next day. A thrilling wild sensory experience - but not a food wine

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2011 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon LPV Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard

Napa Valley more

4/11/2015 - El Tej wrote: 96 points

Finessed but with structure. Sage and wet rocks on the nose. Black currant and dark red fruits in the core with dusty tannins to boot.

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2006 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon T6 Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

Oakville more

4/8/2015 - D.Callahan Likes this wine: 98 points

Huge but perfectly balanced with currants, spice, herbs and a hint of smoke on the palate. A fantastic wine in a great place at a bit over 8 years after harvest. Decant for 1 1/2 or P and P and sip, enjoying the development in the glass.

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2012 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon RBS Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

Oakville more

4/8/2015 - KeithSurg wrote: 94 points

Tasted after drinking an amazing '01 Barolo, so it took a while for my palate to settle into this. Gorgeous Napa nose leads into intensely extracted, sweet fruit flavors without being jammy or heavy. Velvety mouthfeel with the tannins still a little firm on the finish. Nice mint and eucalyptus notes.

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2012 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon RBS Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

Oakville more

4/1/2015 - tp096255 Likes this wine: 93 points

I agree with Niagara. I'm not getting all the hoopla either. I usually love RBS but I tried it over a few hours and it was good but not Schrader-good. It has the great aromas I always look for in the RBS but the palate and finish were lean and short compared to all other RBSs (or any other Schrader I've had over the past 7 years). I don't think time will help or hurt this much. Oh well, you can't hit home runs every time at bat.

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2008 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

Oakville more

4/6/2015 - mtolerico Likes this wine: 94 points

Opened and decanted for 6 hours before consuming. Nose was unbelievably good, dark fruits, tar, licorice and lots of Chinese Five Spice. Palate was well balanced but not as explosive as I thought it would be from the nose and from prior Schraders. Oak is noticeable but integrated, medium red fruits, cooking spices and some subtle dirt. Better by itself than with food. Excellent wine but a bit of a letdown for the price and expectations.

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2006 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon T6 Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

Oakville more

3/31/2015 - ptelgenh wrote: 99 points

A masterpiece. Explosive black currant with an exceptionally long finish. A beautiful bottle and drinking at its pick right now

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2003 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon T6 Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

Oakville more

3/27/2015 - gharter Likes this wine: 96 points

Decanted 1 hour, enjoyed over the next 4 hours and just kept getting better.

Dark purple color with no bricking. Not showing its age at all. very aromatic as soon as it was opened. Black cherry, anise, spice, leather, cassis and a hint of violets on the nose. The palate mirrored the nose with layer on layers of flavor. Black cherry, black berry, cassis, leather, spice and a touch of cedar. Long, silky smooth finish. Beautifully balanced. Drinking really well now, but I would not be afraid to age this years to another decade

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2012 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon RBS Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

Oakville more

3/16/2015 - Niagara wrote: 94 points

I must be missing the profundity which other tasters have found in this wine. It's an excellent wine, deep and rich and without a trace of heat, but less persistent than I might have expected; furthermore it doesn't really evolve over several hours.

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2012 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Colesworthy Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard

St. Helena more

2/22/2015 - JS1056 wrote: NR

Schrader Cellars Wine Dinner (Little Palm Island): Way too young even after being open for hours.
Earthy flavors and cassis with dark fruit, there is an undertone of minerals (pencil).
Still has to all come together so I won't give it a score. When it does all come together it will be really really good.

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2011 Schrader Cellars Zinfandel Vieux-Os Old Vine Black Sears Vineyard

Napa Valley more

2/22/2015 - JS1056 wrote: NR

Schrader Cellars Wine Dinner (Little Palm Island): Just didn't do it for me. It was served with dessert and that may have been the issue. It followed three Schrader Cabs and really didn't match the dessert. Really can't even remember it several days later

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2012 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon RBS Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

Oakville more

2/22/2015 - JS1056 Likes this wine: 97 points

Schrader Cellars Wine Dinner (Little Palm Island): Just lovely. Rich and elegant. Currant, forest floor, licorice, toasted vanilla and savory spices. So much going on in a incredibly balanced package. The finish goes on and on and on.
Wonderful. I can't imagine what this will be like in 10 years. (although it was opened for an extended period of time.)

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2012 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon GIII Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard

Rutherford more

2/22/2015 - JS1056 Likes this wine: 96 points

Schrader Cellars Wine Dinner (Little Palm Island): Big, bold, full bodied and paradoxically elegant and refined this was an extraordinary wine.
Black currant, some chocolate with earthy hints. Tannins are smooth. Rich in the mouth and a long long finish.
Opened for an extended amount of time, this wine was still clearly young and will only get better and better.

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