Dangerously good, with a tendency to sell out upon release, Schrader delivers another heart-breaker of a Cabernet Sauvignon that won’t break the bank. Crafted by Thomas Rivers Brown, this takes full advantage of the sweet spot in Oakville, with heaps of black and blue fruit floating in light oak spice. Immediately delicious, this will mellow beautifully over the next few years.
“In top vintages, Schrader’s Beckstoffer Cabernet Sauvignon-based wines can be as good as money can buy ... anywhere in the world.” – Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate It’s hard to point to a winemaker in the Napa Valley on a more consistent winning streak than Thomas Rivers Brown. The wines he makes for Schrader, Maybach, Double Diamond, Kinsella, and Jones Family do not share a monolithic sameness, but rather individuality. Because Brown makes wine naturally - with no spinning cones, additives, or hocus pocus - the only thing the wines have in common is their greatness, and the monster critical acclaim that has followed. Which brings us to Schrader. Simply put, these are some of the most consistent and critically acclaimed wines being made in the valley right now. They are truly rare and great, made from historic Grand Cru sites in St. Helena, Rutherford, and Oakville.
The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon from Double Diamond
... offers a forward, medium to full-bodied, incredibly
sexy style as well as classy notes of cassis, tobacco,
incense, orange blossom, and flowers. Readers
looking for a touch of that Schrader magic at a
slightly more afforable price are going to love this
beauty. It’s already drinking nicely, and I see no
need to delay gratification.