Top 10 100-point Napa Cabernets

3. Schrader Cabernet Sauvignon Old Sparky 2007

Release price: $500

Current price: $1,750

With its distinctive dragon label, the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard Old Sparky (take a breath) is one of the clonal experiments from Schrader’s Beckstoffer To-Kalon block.

The 2007 is a blend of clones 4, 6 and 337 and the wine is released in magnums and larger formats only. The wine generally receives 20 months of oak ageing in Darnajou and Taransaud barrels

Wine Advocate #186 Dec 2009

What did Parker say: “Ridiculous levels of concentration, without heaviness, extraordinary opulence, and amazing exuberance and flamboyance are found in this beauty along with abundant notes of crème de cassis, cedarwood, spring flowers, lead pencil shavings, and a hint of hot pebbles. It also displays outstanding purity, depth, and full-bodied power.”

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