Schrader Cellars Double Diamond Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
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|Region||California, Napa Valley, Oakville|
Over the years, we have sourced our grapes from prime vineyards on the mountaintops, hillside slopes, and gentle floor of the Napa Valley. In each situation, we find the ideal sweet spot of the vineyard that produces the most elegant, character-driven Cabernet possible. Dense and concentrated, with exceptional character and flavor. Beginning with the 2016 vintage, Double Diamond is sourced exclusively from a complement of prime vineyard estates on the warm Napa Valley Appellation of Oakville. Each incredible vineyard contributes its unique character to this enticing and eminently satisfying Napa Cabernet. Like our benchmark Schrader Cellars Cabernets, Double Diamond is crafted by acclaimed winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown and his stellar team, using the finest techniques and natural resources available. We're thrilled to bring you this neighborly expression of Napa Valley Cabernet to enjoy every day.
Selah Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2016Located on Howell Mountain is the estate vineyard that produces Selah, a small, secluded site surrounded by tall pines and patches of forest. As with many Howell Mountain vineyards that sit above Napa Valley’s fog line, the site’s high altitude translates into cooler daytime temperatures and warmer evening temperatures than are experienced on the valley floor, and the extended growing season usually begins and ends a few weeks later. At Selah Wines, we produce approximately 250 cases a year of Cabernet Sauvignon from our vineyard on Howell Mountain. In the glass the 2016 Selah Cabernet displays a completely opaque purple-crimson hue with a dark garnet halo. Moving in for closer inspection, aromatic notes suggest macerated currant, bittersweet dark chocolate, roasted meat, pine bough, fresh loam, and violet oil. For a Howell Mountain wine, this bottling shows a silky-fine set of tannins that are well balanced throughout the entire trajectory. The prolonged, mouth-watering finish goes on and on. - Thomas Rivers Brown
Lamborn Family Vineyards Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage XIV 2016"Rich and fragrant notes of blueberry and blackberry permeate the glass, accentuated by light mocha and vanilla undertones. The palate is greeted with deeply rich blue and black fruits, a whisper of tart cherry, and superseded by a dense and chewy lingering mouthfeel from front to back. The medium toast French oak accompanies the ‘Howell Mountain dust’ and moderate silky tannins. An enchanting mountaintop Cabernet, this lavish and elegant wine well-represents the remarkable Lamborn vineyard." - Heidi Barrett, winemaker (Screaming Eagle Wine Maker ) The near-perfect 2016 growing season started early, saw ideal weather conditions throughout, and wrapped up as the Valley's first significant fall rainstorm arrived on October 14th. Thanks to a relatively steady and mild July and August, followed by a series of warm days at the end of the growing season, vineyards were able to progress to perfect ripeness. Wines from the 2016 vintage are developing beautifully and vintners are pinching themselves and smiling for the gift Mother Nature has given us: a fifth consecutive vintage of stellar quality Napa Valley wines. We hope you enjoy our 14th vintage of Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon ! 100% estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon
Robert Foley Claret 2014Our flagship wine is full and rich and even across the palate. Black cur- rent and cherry aromas marry with a hint of cedar in this elegant and seamless Cabernet-based blend. The complexity of flavors is carried across the palate in a silky texture, resolving in a lingering and gentle finish. The Claret, Napa-Style, is made of the best we have in the cellar - a classic Left Bank Bordeaux-style blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot.
Robert Foley Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2013Inaugural vintage. For the past 14 years, we've been successfully working with a wonderful little Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard on Mt Veeder, surrounded by bay-laurel forests. We decided to capture its unique essence by bottling it separately to enjoy its intoxicating aroma. The personality of this Mt Veeder vineyard receives contributions from its adjacent forests that complement the cherry aromas with a touch of menthol. The full middle is balanced by gentle tannin and mouthwatering acidity, resolving in a lingering finish. This offering is a beautiful example of one of the most successful Cabernets born in high elevation.