Red

2012 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon RBS Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Oakville
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Community Tasting Notes 80

  • Burgundy Al wrote:

    March 3, 2019 - Raid the Braxton Cellar (Braxton Cellar - Libertyville IL): Small glass, brief note from memory. Lots of black fruit and savory spice. Very good density, good+ length, just slightly nuanced for now, but that might unfold with age. Structure and textures indicate room to improve. 92 points for me, but I can easily see others considering this even 5 points better if this is their preferred style of wine.

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  • blawrence Likes this wine: 97 points

    January 13, 2019 - Who wouldn’t appreciate this wine! Wonderful aromas of dark berries and fresh forest floor after a cool spring rain; lite sents and tastes of dark berries, chocolate / coffee and slight caramel with smooth, soft tannins. Long tastes. Drinking very well now and likely better with aging.

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  • newkid17 Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 26, 2018 - This is a monster that still needs time to evolve. After a 2 hour slow ox and the 2 hours in the decanter, it started to open up. Lots of blue fruit, but a second level if black fruit too. Long finsh. Initially a little hot, but mellowed as the night went on. Some hints of spices (pepper?). Very different cab than the 2013 Altamura we had along side. Altamura was more drink now with a decanted. This was leave it in the bottle for another 2-4 years and you will be rewarded.

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  • llink wrote: 96 points

    December 20, 2018 - Popped and poured. Nose is primary fruit, blackberry, lavender and spicy vanilla. Very caressing palate, high glycerol and lightly viscous, just a wonderful palate that balances texture, flavor and intensity. Maybe a little heat on the finish, serve this at cellar temperature.

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  • jshufelt wrote: 93 points

    December 13, 2018 - Decanted for one hour before service - four would have been better. In the glass, violet-red at the rim, fading quickly to inky purplish-black at the core. On the nose, crushed blueberries, currants, and a hint of anise. On the palate, not the fruit bomb I was expecting - it's a big wine, but it's relatively balanced, with dark fruit and mocha paired with a smooth texture, and a layer of fine but persistent tannins on a moderately long finish. There are hints of more on the midpalate, but this is just way too young. Historically I'm quite poor at following my own drinking window advice, but in the event future me decides to listen: wait at least five years before the next bottle.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    New Releases from Napa Valley: 2012 and 2013 (Dec 2014), 12/1/2014 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Schrader Cellars
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation RBS
  • Vineyard Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Oakville
  • UPC Code 451060977502

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  • Pending Delivery 65 (1%)
  • In Cellars 3,496 (76%)
  • Consumed 1,040 (23%)

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