Schrader Cellars CCS Beckstoffer To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
WinWith explosive fruit aromatics, lavish texture, and a luxurious mouth-feel, the 2014 Schrader CCS shines with effusive flavors of blueberry, blackberry, and cassis, and alluring notes of jasmine and pencil lead. This is a monumental wine with ample structure that will continue to evolve for decades to come.
Wine AdvocateAnother one of my favorites is the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon CCS, which is clone 4 from the To Kalon Vineyard in Oakville. This is aged in 100% new Darnajou and is one of the larger cuvées at 510 cases. Wonderfully sweet, velvety tannins, a big sweet nose of white flowers, blackberry and cassis along with cedar wood, charcoal and graphite are all present in this full-bodied opulent wine that also retains wonderful elegance. It finished at 14.6% alcohol and will drink beautifully now as well as over the next 15-20 years.
James SucklingComplex aromas of crushed blueberries, flowers and cold crushed stones follow through to a full body, soft and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Shows a fine line of tannins and acidity though the rich yet fresh fruit. Drink in 2021.
Wine SpectatorJazzy aromas of melted dark chocolate and toasty oak are alluring, supported by deep, rich, extracted dark berry, herb and savory underbrush notes, making for a mouthcoating texture and a long, persistent finish that keeps the flavors lively. Drink now through 2033. 621 cases made.