Schrader Cellars RBS Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Oakville|
Wine SpectatorCombines power with finesse, though at this point the torque wins out, pushing this into overdrive. Tiers of spice, flowers and dark and red berry, with notes of licorice, flow before the tannins clamp down, giving the wine a chewy aftertaste. Ends with a teasing lift. Best from 2016 through 2030. 410 cases made.
Wine AdvocateThe 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard is the most tannic of these cuvees. It exhibits an opaque purple color along with a big, intense perfume, but the wine is closed, structured, muscular and masculine in the mouth. There are only 52 cases, compared to 370 cases in 2012, so good luck finding any. This offering was made from clone 4, 6 and 337, making it one of the few multiple clone wines in the Schrader portfolio. Give this 2010 4-5 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 25-30 years.