Schrader Cellars CCS Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Oakville|
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.
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.