Red

2002 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Oakville
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Community Tasting Notes 23

  • Nanda wrote:

    June 15, 2018 - Blind 2001/2002 Cab Tasting (Chez Hughes): Double blind paired with the 01, and the Forman 01/02. An extreme wine with uber-ripe black fruit, oak char and boozy aromas. The palate is dense and ripe with lots of charred oak. Chewy tannin. Nothing about this wine is appealing.

  • Burgundy Al wrote:

    June 15, 2018 - California Cabernet 2001/2002 Blind Tasting (Hughes House - Chicago IL): Double blind in 01/02 Cali Cab tasting. Top heavy and off kilter. Not particularly enjoyable. Not nearly as good as I recall from last time tasted a few years back. Correctly ID'ed this as from '02 vintage.

  • parkerbj wrote: 100 points

    December 8, 2017 - I’ll admit I love Schrader wines. I think you can’t find better Napa Cabs than what Thomas Brown is putting out there. With that said, this certainly did not disappoint. Like the 2002 Abreu Thorevolis, this is very youthful for all three of color, nose, and taste. Both of these wines can last another 25 years easily. On a tangent subject, it would be interesting to try some of the aged, modern Napa Cabs like this against a first growth Bordeaux in years where both had excellent vintages... like 2009 and 2010. The only problem is we need to wait another 10 years to do it. Getting back on track, the Schrader is a beautiful wine, also 100 pts. It’s one of those wines that gives you goosebumps when you drink it. Again, velvet is the best way to describe the texture and the fruit, acidity, and integrated tannin just explode in the mouth. I’m lucky to have a few more of these to try over the next few years.

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  • Topper wrote: 93 points

    July 25, 2016 - Very good cab, if slightly less tannic and flamboyant than one might expect from this maker and vineyard. Will make everyone happy, but their socks will still be on their feet.

  • PopularCar Likes this wine: 96 points

    March 4, 2016 - Great big Napa cab so it was everything I expected. Im a big fan of 2002 Napa cabs and this is right up there with the best of that vintage.

    Drank at The Arthur J in Manhattan Beach, CA

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2005, IWC Issue #120 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2004, IWC Issue #114 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2002
  • Type Red
  • Producer Schrader Cellars
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Oakville

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 308 (73%)
  • Consumed 113 (27%)

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