2003 Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard 6L

Our 2003 Beckstoffer To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon 3L will be shipped in a Schrader Cellars wooden box.

Oh yes, we remember the 2003 harvest. The vintage presented a series of weather extremes — an early biting frost, perpetual rain and overcast skies, and a withering summer heat wave. The erratic conditions presented a ‘Personal Best’ challenge for our winemaker Thomas Brown who skillfully navigated Mother Nature’s gauntlet and crafted a portfolio of beautifully balanced, classic wines from this notably troublesome vintage.

  • Vintage 2003
  • Alcohol 14.9%
  • Vineyard Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard
  • Appellation Oakville, Napa Valley
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Clone Pure Clone 4, C2 Block
  • Winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown
  • Vineyard

    Beckstoffer’s vineyard in Oakville, first planted in 1868 by viticultural and winemaking icon Hamilton Crabb, has long been regarded as the source of Napa Valley’s finest Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. This section of the vineyard is situated in the heart of the valley. An alluvial fan provides excellent mineral deposits, and the rich soils are filled with marine sediment. The vines receive full sun and optimal heat during the day and are cooled by marine fog at night. These conditions allow each of the three clones planted in this vineyard (4, 6, and 337) to display its own unique character, and this celebration of individuality is the essence of Schrader.