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Schrader Cellars RBS Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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Schrader Cellars RBS Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
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SKU 06933


Among the Schrader team, the 2013 Schrader RBS has already become regarded as the most elegant and complete Schrader RBS we have ever made. Supremely rich with breathtaking concentration and noblesse, this wine is the true essence of Cabernet. The intense black fruit core of ripe black currant, crushed blackberry, and plum compote are complemented by notes of crushed rock, graphite and licorice. Ever approachable in its youth and exceptionally well balanced, the signature of this wine is its luxurious fruit character and finesse.
Category Red Wine
Region California, Napa Valley, Oakville
Brand Schrader Cellars
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
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Wine AdvocateThe 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon RBS, also from clone 337, but in this case from the Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard, shows an absolutely perfect 100-point nose of red, black and blue fruits, charcoal, graphite and forest floor. It hits the palate with a seamless integration of wood, tannin, acidity and alcohol and has tremendous opulence and palate presence in its full-bodied, long finish. On aromatics alone, it rates a perfect score, but I ended up being somewhat conservative I suppose. It should drink well for three decades as well.

Robert Parker, October 2015
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Wine SpectatorA smoky, charry oak overlay adds flavor and aroma, rounding out the tannins in this robust, chunky effort, with extracted licorice, blackberry, anise, loamy earth and tobacco details. Very tight and backward, so patience is required. Best from 2020 through 2033. 608 cases made.

James Laube, November 30, 2016