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2005 Schrader - Cabernet Sauvignon CCS Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - Red

USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley

Red Cabernet Sauvignon
Producer Notes

Schrader's mission statement is essentially one where their 30-year leases on vineyard parcels give them the ability to present a specific clonal study of Cabernet Sauvignon from three highly desired clones (4, 6, and 337) grown within a single vineyard. The bottom line is that with their production averages about 1,600 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon, the wines do have subtle differences, but most... More »

WA 100
WS 95
Drink Dates
Comm: 2014-2018 WA: 2015-2050 WS: 2009-2016
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750ml $395.00

WA 100
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 219
Drink Dates 2015-2050

The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon CCS (14.6% alcohol and 175 cases) is absolutely out of this world. I have given more perfect scores to this cuvee than any of the other Schrader wines. Made from Clone 4 with slight additions of Clone 6 and 337, it is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, like all these wines from the Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard. This wine has a glorious nose of licorice, cedar wood, vanillin, creme de cassis, blackberry and graphite. Super-rich and velvety, with sweet, supple tannins, an opulent full-bodied mouthfeel, and a skyscraper-like finish, this prodigious wine is drinking beautifully, and just now coming into its adolescence. It should go on for another 20-25 years.

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WS 95
Source Wine Spectator
Issue Web
Drink Dates 2009-2016

Dark and intense, with firm, structured currant, black cherry, blackberry and spicy, cedary flavors that provide backbone and depth. Young and tight, this needs time, revealing an elegance and refinement on the finish. 175 cases made.

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Author Red Sox Fan
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 01/02/2015
Drink Dates 2014-2018

Lightweight for a California Cabernet. Perfectly balanced with nice acidity and soft, almost non-existent tannins. Very pleasurable if a little muted. Not sure it will improve from here.

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Author Charley
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.251%
Tasted On 12/31/2011
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Whow! If you want a wine that explodes in your mouth, is full of fruit and overpowering with floral scents, this is it.

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Author tiberite
Site / Blog mac_h Trust Rating 94.924%
Tasted On 05/22/2011
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Author SingKevin
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.929%
Tasted On 12/09/2010
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Author gd10102
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 80.132%
Tasted On 09/30/2009
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Author Adriel L
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.703%
Tasted On 07/10/2009

Excellent expression of B2K terroir. Great mid palate complexity with long finish.

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Author Miguel L
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 09/13/2008

The winery ships this CA Cab in a very heavy glass bottle wrapped in tissue, forecasting a serious and very big experience. Indeed. Don't come looking for a signature of terroir from this famous vineyard. That's not what this wine shows. Rather, it delivers a sort of state-of-the-art expression of wine-making. Great fruit, to be sure -- black cherry, predominately. But it was very much an of-the-barrel, high-profile experience -- cedar, vanilla, creamy, thick and voluptuous, high glycerin. Long, coating, and extracted finish. 14.6% alcohol, ripped like a bodybuilder. It's not "tight" like a tannic Bordeaux. Yet, perhaps time will allow more integration. Or, maybe that's not the point. Drink now and experience a delicious, massive Cab. And at $95, a bargain compared to other Napa trophies.

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