2019 Schrader Cellars ‘Old Sparky’ Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon [RP-100pts]


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Tasting Notes:

100 points Jeb Dunnuck

A selection put together by winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Old Sparky is one of the true gems in the vintage, as well as a perfect wine. Thrilling black fruits, crème de cassis, tobacco, tapenade, and iron notes all emerge from the glass, and it’s full-bodied and has a similar purity to the CCS release, with ultra-fine tannins and one hell of an incredible finish. Napa Valley Cabernet, or red wine for that matter, doesn’t get any better. Give bottles 2-4 years, count yourself lucky, and enjoy over the following two decades or more.  (12/2021)

100 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

A best-barrel selection made by Thomas Rivers Brown and bottled in magnums, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Old Sparky Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard is truly great stuff. Full-bodied, rich, velvety and all-enveloping, it delivers near-endless waves of black cherries, red raspberries and complex but gentle spice notes. Long and mouthwatering on the finish, it seamlessly eliminates any gap between power and elegance, leaving scant possible reaction except Wow! (JC)  (9/2022)

98 points Decanter

A barrel selection of the best lots from this Oakville vineyard, only offered in magnum and larger formats. Inspired by Fred Schrader’s love of cigars, his wife Carol named the cuvée and also designed the label. A complete wine with loads of saturated black fruits, wild crushed herbs, three-dimensional pixelated tannins, tobacco spices, and a finish that goes for miles. Big, bold, and delicious; a real collector’s item. (JC)  (6/2022)

Bottle Size:

1.5L Magnum in OWC

Storage History:

Stored on it’s side in a climate controlled cellar since purchase.



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