2008 Beckstoffer To Kalon

Our 2008 Beckstoffer To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon will be shipped in a Schrader Cellars wooden box.

Year after year, we marvel at the brilliance of the Beckstoffer estates and the ability of the vines to handle the extreme weather without issue. This fact was especially true in 2008. We suffered virtually no frost damage or pre-harvest heat dehydration and were able to bring in an exceptional Cabernet harvest with on-target yields and ultimately produce a portfolio of wines comparable to those from the legendary 2007 vintage.

  • Vintage 2008
  • Alcohol 14%
  • Vineyard Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard
  • Appellation Oakville, Napa Valley
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Clone Pure Clone 4, C2 Block
  • Winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown
  • Vineyard

    First planted in 1868 by viticultural and winemaking icon Hamilton Crabb, To Kalon Vineyard® has long been regarded as the source of Napa Valley’s finest Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Within the prime vineyard blocks, an alluvial fan provides excellent and varied mineral deposits, and the rich soils are filled with marine sediment that gives our wines their distinctive profiles. The vines receive full sun and optimal heat during the day and are cooled by marine fog at night. These conditions allow the Cabernet Sauvignon planted in the vineyard to display its own unique character, and this celebration of individuality is the essence of Schrader ®.