Schrader CCS Beckstoffer To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

$419.00
Item No. 121473
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • boutique wine
  • RP98
  • V97
  • WS95
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

We are proud to present our portfolio of 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon wines from two of Napa Valley's most prestigious and historic vineyard estates—the Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard in Oakville and the Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard in Rutherford. With both outstanding locations, we combine meticulous vineyard management with "no holds barred" winemaking practices to produce elegant wines of exceptional depth, richness, and character that we feel are the highest and most authentic expression of these noble vineyards.

Schrader's portfolio of Cabernet Sauvignons present both single clone wines and ultimate-blend clone wines of distinctive character, superb texture, and outstanding quality.

Critical Acclaim

"A wine that seems to hit all of the sweet spots on my palate is the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard CCS made from clone 4. It possesses about the same amount of alcohol as the other wines (14.5%), and is aged 20 months in 100% new oak, but it reveals an opulence, voluptuousness and a seamless haute couture fashion. There is something Pomerol-like in the 2010 CCS that I have not noticed in previous vintages. That may be due to the upfront, appealing, stunningly rich, voluptuous style. This is a Cabernet Sauvignon of great nobility and character that, despite its precociousness, should age for 25+ years. Sadly, the production of 156 cases pales in comparison to the 520 cases made in 2012. "
98 Points

"The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon CCS Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard is totally different from the other wines in the lineup. Here it is the wine’s sensuality and pure silkiness that stands out most. Sweet, red berries, flowers, cinnamon and a hint of tobacco meld together in a beautifully balanced, totally harmonious wine. Everything is in the right place. The vibrancy of the vintage is present, but in a more understated, reserved expression than is found in the other Schrader 2010s. The 2010 closed down quickly in the glass, so my sense is it is headed for a period of dormancy. When the 2010 awakens, it will be mind-blowing. The CCS is clone 4 Cabernet from block C1. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2030."
97 Points

"Red and black, black and red, a wonderful mix of flavors cloaked in a shawl of chewy, loamy earth and spicy tannins. Backward along with the other Schraders, this begs for cellaring and is sure to offer a pleasant surprise sometime soon. Best from 2015 through 2030."
95 Points

Learn About Schrader

Founded in 1998 by Fred Schrader, Schrader Cellars is dedicated to bringing together the finest vineyard and winemaking resources available to create full-throttle, unbridled wines of great distinction and complex structure. Their programs focus on classic grape varietals grown in the famed Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard in Oakville, and the Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard in...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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