2013 Schrader "Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
This is a chewy and powerful red with lots of tannins. Aromas of dried flowers, grape skin and currants. Full body, chewy texture. Refreshing with coolness. Needs so much time in the bottle. Try in 2022.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer George III Vineyard, which comes from the Beckstoffer-owned vineyard in Rutherford and clone 337, exhibits an opaque purple color and a beautiful nose of creosote, graphite, charcoal, blackberry and blueberry. It’s dense, full-bodied and opulent, with great acidity and sweet, well-integrated tannins. It is approachable now, but promises to be at its best with another 7-8 years of bottle age and last 25-30 years.
Immense, featuring a dense, dark, extracted core of graphite, crushed rock, licorice and dark berry flavors, with gritty tannins. Shows no slack, yet this smoothes out on the finish, revealing polish and finesse. Best from 2020 through 2030.