Schrader Cellars CCS Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 - Carlo Russo Wine & Spirit World
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Schrader Cellars CCS Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
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Schrader Cellars CCS Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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Continuing a superb string of classic vintages, the 2017 Schrader CCS offers excellent aromas of deep blackberry, toasty wood spice, and black licorice. It is exotically rich and intensely flavorful with integrated tannins and a finish of dark coffee and black fruits. An ideal combination of sweet fruit, oak, and balanced acidity provides approachability today and continued aging for the decades to come.
Jeb Dunnuck
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Another wine in the running for the wine of the vintage is the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard CCS, which, as always, is all Cabernet aged in new Darnajou barrels. This full-bodied, magical 2017 has incredibly polished, silky tannins as well as a mammoth-sized texture and mouthfeel. Loaded with notions of blueberries, white flowers, graphite, candied violets, and incense, it's one of those wines that carries incredible richness and depth yet never seems heavy or cumbersome. The 2017 doesn't get much better, and this beauty can be drunk today or cellared for two decades.

January 31, 2020
Wine Spectator
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Shows the juicy, forward fruit of the vintage, featuring engaging plum, blackberry and raspberry notes and a zip of roasted apple wood on the finish. Reveals solid underlying grip, with a bold graphite accent emerging steadily as this airs in the glass. Exhibits great latent vibrancy. Best from 2022 through 2040. 1,182 cases made.

James Molesworth, November 15, 2020
Wine Advocate
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Schrader's CCS comes from Beckstoffer's To Kalon vineyard in Oakville, produced from clone 4 grown on the C1 block. One hundred percent Cabernet Sauvignon, it was aged in 100% new Darnajou oak barrels for 20 months. Very deep purple-black colored, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon CCS Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard is little youthfully mute to begin, slowly unfurling to reveal boysenberries, wild blueberries and plum preserves scents with a savory undercurrent of bouquet garni, charcuterie and black olives plus wafts of black truffles and underbrush. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is laden with earth-laced black fruits, finishing with plenty of chew and loads of savory layers. 617 cases were made.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, December 12, 2019