Red

2018 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Heritage Clone To-Kalon Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Oakville
Drink between 2024 - 2039 (Edit)
CT97 2 reviews
2018
Label borrowed from 2019
2019

Community Tasting Notes 1

  • csimm1161 wrote: 99 points

    November 11, 2021 - Schrader multi-vintage tasting: A stellar performance and unquestionably the best wine in the lineup, the 2018 Heritage Clone To Kalon forces you to stop in your tracks before you even try to take a sip, with a nose that blossoms aromas of steeped plum, blackberry, chocolate, and hints of spicy cedar. Once you're done chewing on the intoxicating fragrances, the palate follows suit and is front-loaded with gobs of blackberry, bitter chocolate, spice box, sweet cedar, ripe purple plum, and black raspberry cordial.

    The frame here is extraordinary, as is the deeply pitched concentration that is deftly housed among walls of sweet tannin and flexing acidity. It is a monster that doesn't show a lick of out-of-bounds booze due to the uber-ripe fruit fully able to absorb any of the cocktaily elements that would stand to distract from the complexity of the core flavors. Finishes with an exacting red licorice note that overlays its blacker fruited counterparts; however, this is otherwise a dark and deep animal. The purity of fruit is simply off the charts.

    96-99+ points depending on how your stylistic preferences are geared when it comes to extraction and modernity in your Napa Cabernets. If you're reading this, I imagine it's quite liberal. Those holding bottles will find great reward with this wine. As for a drinking window, I can't make a decent argument as to why one just shouldn't start popping corks now. It has the stuffing to perform well for at least a decade from a freshness standpoint, and likely twice as long for those seeking additional nuance. It's ripe and ready as far as I'm concerned. So, rock on party goers. Fire at will...

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  • By James Suckling
    1/27/2021 (link)

    (Schrader Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Oakville To Kalon Vineyard Heritage Clone, United States) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2018
  • Type Red
  • Producer Schrader Cellars
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Heritage Clone
  • Vineyard To-Kalon Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Oakville

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 19 (4%)
  • In Cellars 481 (93%)
  • Consumed 15 (3%)

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