schrader, rbs beckstoffer to kalon vineyard cabernet sauvignon, oakville 2018
JAMES SUCKLING
97
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
98

2018 schrader, rbs beckstoffer to kalon vineyard cabernet sauvignon, oakville

Why We're Buying

100% cabernet sauvignon. 100% Darnajou and Taransaud French oak barrel aging. “An absolutely perfect 100-point nose.” Schrader RBS Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is another flawless wine from Schrader Cellars with its opulent palate and exceedingly long finish. Investors can snag a bottle for as little as $300, depending on the vintage.

Critics Scores

JAMES SUCKLING
97

James Suckling

Extremely intense yet refined tannins with polished and fine, velvety tannins. Blackberry and blueberry flavors. Full, yet tight.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
98

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Schrader’s RBS comes from Beckstoffer’s To Kalon vineyard in Oakville, produced from 337 clone grown on blocks B1, B2 and E2. It is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, aging in 100% new oak. A very deep purple-black colored barrel sample, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon RBS Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard leaps from the glass with wild blueberries, Morello cherries and red and black currants notes, followed by nuances of mossy tree bark, pencil lead and black truffles plus a suggestion of menthol. Medium-bodied, the palate has a solid foundation of very firm, grainy tannins and beautiful freshness, supporting the tightly wound earthy layers on the long finish.

JEB DUNNUCK
96

Jeb Dunnuck

The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard RBS offers more red and black fruits, with plenty of exotic spice and incense characteristics. It’s medium to full-bodied, pretty, and elegant on the palate, with beautiful tannins. Still again in 80% new barrels, it’s going to have plenty of upfront appeal.