2004 Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard 3L

Our 2004 Beckstoffer To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon 3L will be shipped in a Schrader Cellars wooden box.

Less is more would be a perfect way to describe 2004 as we harvested our smallest crop ever of exceptional quality Cabernet. Even by California standards, the 2004 growing season was hot. Though the growing season was relatively short by Napa Valley standards, the abundance of ‘heat days’ moved the clusters forward and we were able to achieve optimal ripeness and maturity.

  • Vintage 2004
  • Alcohol 14.6%
  • 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.