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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

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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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2009 Carter Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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5/17/2015 - Cabernet4Me2 Likes this wine: NR

Had this Had this at the CFF California Wine Masters, drank Next to a 05 Schrader CCS, 2013 Patine SunChase, 2004 Foley Claret, Booker Saxum, Switchback Ridge, 1997 Chateau Rayas and a host more, No clear WOTN. so diverse all were amazing and so different.. plus the palate was a bit gone so no pts, but was drinking nicely - some dusty cocoa, dark red fruit, some cassis, tar, and a touch of leather, oak was very understated. Would have definitely would have benefited with a nice long decant, and was nicely opening up as the night went on. This is just a baby and think it could be 95 pts in a few years, so revisit in a year or two.

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2005 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon T6 Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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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

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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

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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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2009 World's End Cabernet Sauvignon Good Times, Bad Times Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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5/9/2015 - Wineslim wrote: 94 points

Decanted and was progressively improving over about 2 hours before it was gone. Suspect would have kept improving, and will benefit from cellaring

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2006 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon RBS Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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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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2010 Carter Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon The O.G. Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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4/28/2015 - wendyinwlv Likes this wine: 97 points

delicious! Took about 30 min to start to open. Very layered and jammy.

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2004 Realm Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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4/28/2015 - Anonymous wrote: 95 points

Wow. This seems like it will last forever! Still a mere youth

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2012 TOR Kenward Family Wines Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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4/28/2015 - pdemaio wrote: 95 points

Big, fruity and and powerful. Rich, round tannins. Long finish.

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2002 Behrens & Hitchcock Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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4/24/2015 - Thirsty1 Likes this wine: NR

This was the oldest bottle of To-kalon at the table. Had a little funky/musty start that blew off quick. It was still a baby of a wine with many years a head of it. Stewed black berry but not much secondary notes. Fruity yet a little mature, about what you may expect. Heavy mid pallet and long finish. Great bottle.

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2008 Provenance Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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4/24/2015 - Thirsty1 Likes this wine: NR

For To-Kalon, it's a lighter styled wine. Lush and full with the dark hanging fruits. Just a simpler or dumber version of some of the great wines that come from this vineyard. This was last place at the To-Kalon dinner.

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2009 TOR Kenward Family Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 337 Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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4/26/2015 - bambam Likes this wine: 93 points

Not showing its best tonight. The fruit has faded some and some vegetable notes are coming through. Tannins are still firm on the back end. This seems to be going through an awkward phase right now. Hold for now.

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2002 Realm Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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4/26/2015 - Anonymous Likes this wine: 94 points

04/15 big and bold fruit blackberry long balanced finish - drinking window to 2025. 94 pts.

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2007 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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4/25/2015 - RickyT12 Likes this wine: 96 points

Decanted 1hr
Great big nose. Big nose of black chocolate, raspberry, great flavors. Good black and red fruit. Great round flavors. So juicy it is crazy. Long 40 second finish. Great nose of chocolate covered raspberry. Nice creamy chocolate and blueberry flavors. Very balanced acid. Tannins are a little weak, but great wine.

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2011 Carter Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon The O.G. Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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4/25/2015 - msuwright Likes this wine: 93 points

A powerful and complex Cabernet that shows the best of the To Kalon vineyard in a difficult vintage. Near black in color, full-bodied, nose of blackberry and charcoal. Tastes of black cherry, blueberry, graphite, and pencil lead, with mouth-coating tannins. 14.8% alcohol. You could wait another year or two for the tannins to subside, but it is darn good now.

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2003 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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4/25/2015 - S R U D I N Likes this wine: 98 points

This wine was absolutely stunning. Perfect example of what a soft and elegant California Cab should be. I will find more...

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2011 Realm Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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4/24/2015 - bubbachumps wrote: 93 points

Very young, tight. Needs time to integrate, but the ingredients are all there for a great wine. Surprisingly good for a tough vintage. Should improve with time.

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2002 Behrens & Hitchcock Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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4/24/2015 - bubbachumps wrote: 92 points

Agree with many of the notes below, fruit forward and lush. Not showing any age. Notes of blueberries, cassis and what I can only describe as funk, but not obtrusive. Has a lot of life ahead.

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2006 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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2/17/2011 - andrewdodd86 Likes this wine: 98 points

I remember this being pretty good as well

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2005 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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2/17/2011 - andrewdodd86 Likes this wine: 98 points

I remember this being awfully good

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2007 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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2/17/2011 - andrewdodd86 Likes this wine: 99 points

I remember this being mind blowing

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2009 Bacio Divino Cabernet Sauvignon Janzen Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

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4/21/2015 - bluegoose wrote: 93 points

A bunch of friends over for the NHL playoffs. Drank next to a 2009 Maybach Amoenus, 2012 Becklyn cab, 2009 Paul Hobbs Beckstoffer Dr Crane, and 2012 Quivet Kenefick cab. Decided to give this a shot in light of the favorable WE review of 97 points and also the opportunity to pick-up Beckstoffer To-Kalon fruit under $100. This was somewhat of a disappointment. Typical Beckstoffer To-Kalon profile - really nice fairly deep/dark fruit up-front, really smooth mid-palate, nice full fruit throughout, and deep/long lasting finish. However, the finish was over-oaked and it didn't subside much even after a 3 hour decant and two hour drinking session.

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