2018 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Double Diamond

Year: 2018
Appellation: Oakville, Napa Valley
Country: USA-California
Wine Advocate: 91
James Suckling: 94
Jeb Dunnuck: 95
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :
$69.95

FIRST OFF WE BEAT EVERYONE BY $10-$20 PER BOTTLE!!....DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE "WINE ADVOCATE" SCORES ARE ON THE 2018'S?? CHECK THEM OUT, TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA ON WHAT A RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE THIS EFFORT IS AT OUR PRICE!!

"The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Double Diamond is a new label, made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged in French oak, 50% new, for 16 months. Around 80% of the fruit was sourced from To Kalon vineyard. It is deep garnet-purple in color, springing from the glass with notes of crushed black cherries, warm cassis, wild blueberries and chocolate mint, plus a waft of dusty soil. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is packed with juicy black fruits, framed by plush tannins and a lively backbone, finishing long and spicy. 9,000 cases were made." (WA)

"An elegant, fruit-driven cabernet sauvignon with notes of red fruit and spices. Fresh herbs, such as thyme. It’s full-bodied and well balanced. The texture is pleasant and smooth with elegant tannins. The finish is long and flavorful. Drink or hold." (JS)

"Readers looking to get a taste of the impeccable quality and style from Schrader at a more affordable price point would do well to check out the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Double Diamond. Coming all from Oakville, it has a classic Cabernet nose of black and blue fruits, green tobacco, cedar pencil, damp earth, and chocolate. It's not over the top and has beautiful varietal character as well as medium to full body, ripe yet present tannins, good overall freshness, and a great finish. This is beautifully done and well worth a case purchase. I'd lean toward drinking bottles over the coming 10-12 years, but I certainly wouldn't be surprised to see it evolve longer. It's a candidate for the best Napa Cabernet under $100." (JD)

Winery Notes:
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.

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.

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. Oakville, a center of fine winemaking since the 1860s, remains a favorite among connoisseurs of world-class Cabernet Sauvignon.