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2008 Alpha Omega Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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7/4/2015 - dkwins Likes this wine: 96 points

outstanding, even at 4th of July BBQ. Well structured and drank well from moment opened.

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2008 Realm Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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7/3/2015 - TwoSmoochies Likes this wine: 94 points

served in London. Lots of texture with notes of chocolate. It was WOTN

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2012 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon CCS Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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6/30/2015 - tomoem Likes this wine: 100 points

This is the highest achievement (perfection) of the Cabernet Sauvignon grape in Napa Valley for this year. Probably the standard. What else can I say but that I have 5 left. These are great wine values at the price point I paid $ 600/ p.

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2012 Morlet Family Vineyards Cabernet Franc Force de la Nature Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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6/29/2015 - jhoffberger Likes this wine: 99 points

Worth the $225-$250 price tag. A truly remarkable bottle that sets the benchmark for cab franc.

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2012 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon CCS Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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6/28/2015 - Loren Sonkin wrote: 100 points

1500 Parker Points of Wines (GHT): Inky purple in color. The nose is great with black raspberries, blueberries, some pencil lead and some charred wood. On the palate, this drinks much deeper than the Bevan. While not as delicious perhaps, it has complexity and depth to it that event his young, is obvious and interesting. Great pure cassis fruit on the palate. Wonderful slippery yet full texture. Long finish. I suspect this shuts down a bit, but right now its amazing.

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2012 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon CCS Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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6/28/2015 - shadow wrote: 100 points

Second time, and just getting better.
Palate pleasing ballance of tannins, fruit, hint of leather, this is "IT"

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2009 Carter Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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6/27/2015 - tim m wrote: 95 points

Wow. Not over the top but this wine is fruit forward, really nice balance of tannin, fruit and a super long finish. I don't know that you could ask for more from a California cab.

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2007 Bacio Divino Cabernet Sauvignon Janzen Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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6/27/2015 - Old Amarone Likes this wine: 94 points

YES! 94. . . an outstanding wine for sure. High levels of dark fruit combined with a complexity that goes on throughout the bottle. Love the way the pallet is treated from the moment this wine enters your mouth to the last long lingering notes of oak slip away so slowly.

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2013 Carter Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Three Kings Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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6/27/2015 - Yack Man Likes this wine: 96 points

ARE YOU CHEWIN GUM?! covers the bases on this wine, this is a brilliant Cabernet. I 've gotta try more.... later on. RP is saying, "Borderline Perfection". Three kings and O.G. ARE the best of the bunch to me.

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2013 Carter Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon The O.G. Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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6/27/2015 - Yack Man Likes this wine: 97 points

I agree with RP on this Killer Cab which was the best of the portfolio tasting in my opinion. This beast is huge on the palate, dark rich black ripe extracted fruit, exhibiting heft, yet elegant, refined and better than any O.G. Beckstoffer To Kolon that I have ever tried. I love this wine, 94-96 Points from RP, I will go with the high end score +1. It will be interesting to see what age does to this monster. Of all of the Beckstoffers, this was showing the best at this point, in my opinion. My kind of Cabernet!

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2012 TOR Kenward Family Wines Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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6/22/2015 - Pitch_n Likes this wine: 93 points

I concur with...Big, fruity and and powerful. Rich, round tannins. Long finish.

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2009 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon RBS Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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6/26/2015 - dhammer53 wrote: 96 points

Rich and full-bodied. Some tannins, but not overpowering. I tasted some mocha and fruit.

I drank this with Erez (WineBerserker) at North Square in Greenwich Village. Turns out it was his first Schrader! This is certainly a delicious bottle of wine. It was good at pop n pour. I'd suggest a decant for a few hours before drinking, so the wine can open up. Drink now and enjoy, or Hold. We also drank a '92 Grace Family Cab and a '10 Maybach Chard. I preferred the youthville Scrader to the older, more elegant Grace.

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2009 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon CCS Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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6/24/2015 - B Paul wrote: 97 points

Just fantastic. Gave it a little air, but this is drinking great now.

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2004 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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6/19/2015 - spackler wrote: 94 points

Awesome

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2013 Carter Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon The Grand Daddy Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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6/16/2015 - ARE YOU CHEWIN GUM?! Likes this wine: 97 points

Carter is simply killing it in 2013. Once again, velvety, balanced, Dark Fruits, amazing mid palate with a touch of espresso and chocolate. What this will turn into in years to come will be exciting.

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2013 Carter Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Three Kings Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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6/16/2015 - ARE YOU CHEWIN GUM?! Likes this wine: 97 points

Phenomenal. Dark, concentrated, balanced blue and black fruits from start to finish…. Blown away by how well it was drinking after being bottled just 2 weeks prior. This wine will be a show stopper. Finish sits on the palate for well over a minute. I love this wine. Clone 7 gets me every time.

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2008 TOR Kenward Family Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 6 Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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6/15/2015 - pdemaio Likes this wine: 95 points

Wow, this is what people drink CA cab for. Big. Fruit forward. Great balance. Full, but not overly ripe. Powerful but in balance from the attack through long "sweet" finish.
PDQ95+

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2004 Bounty Hunter Cabernet Sauvignon Blind Justice Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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6/11/2015 - iamandyc Likes this wine: 94 points

Needs to decant at least 3 hours to deepen and soften into a memorable Napa cab. Upon opening, it is dominated by red fruit, slightly acidic with sharp tannins -- no Beckstoffer fruit in sight. With ample decanting the blacker fruits step forward and the whole package integrates and balances. Beautiful Napa style cab. Complexity is not quite there yet. Drink or hold.

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2006 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon RBS Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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5/6/2015 - mtolerico Likes this wine: 95 points

My 3rd WOTN tasted blind. I thought it was a Colgin, it had been opened for about 6 hours before drinking. Pure cases, great extraction and length. This was still way too young even with the longer decant time. The tannins were in the way a little to let it truly shine. Still an excellent wine and I wish I had more!

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2006 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon RBS Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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6/8/2015 - Eric Guido Likes this wine: 92 points

The nose was large-scaled yet beautiful all the same, showing dark red fruits, currant, sweet herbs, cedar and spice box. On the palate, I found rich, velvety textures with a vein of acidity which kept it lively with flavors of black cherry, cola, cocoa and cream. It finished shorter than expected with a note of heat leaving an impression of cherry liquor with sweet herbs.

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2012 Realm Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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6/7/2015 - ageverett Likes this wine: 96 points

Can't over-stress the importance of a decant for this wine if drinking now. Decanted for 5 hours, and it was still tight. It really turned a corner at about hour 6 and was a completely different wine.

At first, nose was just closed and finish was sharp. But developed into a gorgeous wine. Deep and dark, nose of tinder and baking spices. Really enjoyable on the palate as the flavors cascade. Long, contemplative finish.

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2009 TOR Kenward Family Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 6 Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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6/7/2015 - bluegoose wrote: 97 points

Similar notes as last tasting - really nice bottle. Drank next to a 2008 Maybach Materium and I thought the Tor was better - although both were very good. The fruit of the Materium was deeper and darker but I thought the flavor profile of the Tor was better. Slow ox for two hours, decanted for another two, and drank over another three. Both were drinking really well after the decant.

Purposely left some for day two to see how it would hold-up but not quite as good - showed less depth.

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2012 TOR Kenward Family Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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4/9/2015 - ageverett Likes this wine: 96 points

2015 Napa Trip - Day 1 (Napa, CA): This is incredibly good.

Only open for about 30 minutes, but this was open for business. Nose just draws you in and compels you to sip - and then you have a massive finish that is absolutely seamless.

I am sure this will age for 20+ years. However, I bought two bottles, and I will not hesitate to open one of them in the very near future.

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2010 Carter Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Three Kings Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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6/5/2015 - msuwright Likes this wine: 97 points

Everything a full-throttle Napa Cabernet should be: rich, layered, and intriguing, with an intensity and finish that cannot be confused with a wine from anywhere else. Crimson in color; nose of chocolate, strawberry, and cedar; heavy in body. Intense tastes of blackberry, plum, black cherry, leather, and graphite. 14.7% alcohol. Powerful, to be sure, but beautiful as well. Drinking wonderfully now, though clearly has some life ahead of it.

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2006 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon RBS Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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6/5/2015 - Mlermontov wrote: NR

The Traveling Brisket and Helmet Show: a bit 2006 cab is probably not smart thing to open, but we "Pobegaed" it :) This is BIG. cassis, jam, ripe powerful fruit. Day 3: (honestly needed day 3 here.) Clean, though ripe, cassis and blackberry fruit. the alc has settled (on night one i breathed into the glass and almost burned my eyes out). Mid is big, ripe and nowhere near ready. rather disjointed part now - oak and fruit and acids - all there but nowhere close to coming together. heat on the finish with a good tannic grip. no clue what to score this since i cannot foretell its future. It is much more drinkable on day 3 - but i think i may pop the rest in the fridge and return in a few more days. BTW i must add a note on the bottle. This bottle is as large and many a magnum and weighs more empty than 3 other bottles. this is simply ridiculous and shameful. sorry but i honestly do not get the trend.

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