- Item #: i_258310Bottle Size: 750mlWine Advocate: 95-97+Jeb Dunnuck: 97JEB DUNNUCK 97-99 POINTS - "I loved the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard LPV. This vineyard, which is just a stone's throw from Dr. Crane, has yielded an incredibly complex, full-bodied, exotic style as well as a kaleidoscope of blue fruits, spring flowers, bay leaf, and dried tobacco. Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aging in 100% new Darnajou and Taransaud barrels, it has a surprising amount of structure hiding under its fruit and it's going to be a magical, long-lived wine."
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE 95-97+ POINTS - "Schrader's 'LPV' comes from Beckstoffer's Las Piedras vineyard, produced from 337 clone grown on the C block. One hundred percent Cabernet Sauvignon, it is aging in 100% new oak. A very deep purple-black colored barrel sample, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard Lpv delivers waves of blackcurrant pastilles, warm black plums and mulberries scents with touches of wet stones, bay leaves, espresso and fertile loam. Medium-bodied, the palate has a firm, grainy texture and background freshness supporting bags of complex, savory layers, finishing with great length and depth."
- Item #: i_258490Bottle Size: 750mlWine Advocate: 97-100Jeb Dunnuck: 95ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE 97-100 POINTS - "Only the second vintage of this new Schrader label, this 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Monastery Block To Kalon Vineyard comes from clone 169 planted on the Monastery Block of the Robert Mondavi section of To Kalon vineyard in Oakville. One hundred percent Cabernet Sauvignon, it is aging in 100% new Darnajou oak barrels. A very deep purple-black colored barrel sample, the 2018 rolls effortlessly from the glass with fragrant Black Forest cake, blueberry pie and warm cassis notes plus touches of dried roses, black tea, pencil lead and underbrush with a waft of baking spices. Medium-bodied, the palate is super elegant and super intense with a firm, grainy texture and bold freshness, finishing long and layered. 316 cases are due to be made."
JEB DUNNUCK 95-98 POINTS - "The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon To Kalon Vineyard Monastery Block is going to be a solid step up over the 2017. Offering a classic To Kolan nose of cassis and blue fruits as well as loads of spice and flowery incense, this beauty is full-bodied, has a rounded, elegant texture, silky tannins, and a great, great finish. This cuvee has always lagged the other releases here, but that might be about to change with the 2018 vintage."
- Item #: i_258330Bottle Size: 750mlWine Advocate: 97-99ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE 97-99 POINTS - "Schrader's T6 comes from Beckstoffer's To Kalon vineyard in Oakville, produced from clone 6 grown on the D2 block. It is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and is aging in 100% new oak. A very deep purple-black colored barrel sample, POW!, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon T6 Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard explodes with the most beautiful perfume of candied violets, chocolate-covered cherries, juniper and cardamom with a core of fresh blackcurrants and black raspberries plus a hint of pencil shavings. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has more power and weight than many other 2018s, still possessing bags of elegance and expression, finishing very long and very minerally. 753 cases are due to be made."
JEB DUNNUCK 96-98 POINTS - "Ratcheting up the quality level, 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard T6 boasts a dense purple color as well as a true "wow" bouquet of creme de cassis, liquid violets, white flowers, unsmoked tobacco, and graphite. Dense, concentrated and primordial at this early stage, it has a stacked mid-palate, lots of tannins (which are perfectly ripe), and good acidity. It's going to come together beautifully over the course of its elevage, demand short-term cellaring, and evolve for 20+ years or more."
- Item #: i_258340Bottle Size: 750mlWine Advocate: 97-100Jeb Dunnuck: 95ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE 97-100 POINTS - "This 'Schrader' label comes from Beckstoffer's To Kalon vineyard in Oakville, produced from clone 4 grown on the C2 block. It is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and aging in 100% new oak. A very deep purple-black colored barrel sample, WOW, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard opens with the most amazing, expressive, well-delineated perfume of warm blackberries, black raspberries and blackcurrants plus wafts of violets, star anise, cigar box and graphite and a touch of Ceylon tea. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is built like a brick house, framed by solid, ripe, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and earthy. 293 cases are due to be made."
JEB DUNNUCK 95-97+ POINTS - "As always, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Schrader shows the more powerful, black-fruited, structured style that's going to need bottle age. Notes of smoked blackcurrants, crushed rocks, tobacco, and scorched earth all give way to a full-bodied powerhouse of a wine that's massively structured and tannic. It's great, but not for those seeking instant gratification."