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The February 2019 Distinguished Cellar Auction, Part II

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Auction Ends: 2/14/2019 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #855. Schrader Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard MMXIII "Old Sparky" 2013

Description: Consists of 1 Magnum, 1.5L
Score: 100 RP.
"The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Old Sparky, which is essentially made from clone 4 from two separate blocks, clone 6 and clone 337, is another perfect wine from the Schraders. I suppose it’s a little boring to say, and perhaps I can be accused of creating unrealistic expectations on the part of readers, but this is as great as Cabernet can be. Tasting like a first-growth Pauillac, the wine is opaque purple and has a fabulous nose of lead pencil, spring flowers, blueberry and blackberry and the telltale cassis. There is also some licorice and sweet oak, the tannins are ripe, and the wine full-bodied. Built like a skyscraper, with an incredible finish (like most of these wines) going on for 50 seconds to a minute. . ." eRobertParker.com #221, Oct 2015
Provenance: The Mont Blanc Cellar
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $1,100


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