2018 Schrader Double Diamond Cabernet
2018 Schrader Double Diamond Cabernet Prepare to be dazzled by this wine, with its harmonious integration of decadent fruit, refined structure, and exotic spice components. In the glass, the wine possesses a dark plum-purple hue. Intriguing aromatic notes of Mexican chocolate, nutmeg, brambly fruit, spearmint, and violets swell from the glass in concert. Upon entry, the mouthfeel is voluptuous, sleek, and inviting, while also exhibiting a silky tannin profile to provide a complex framework. Rich palate notes suggest black currant, blackberry reduction, leather, crushed rock, and allspice. Winemaker Notes
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. 95pts JD
Without question, the 2018 Schrader’s Double Diamond Cabernet Sauvignon from the Oakville AVA is the best value in amongst the ultra-premiums in the marketplace. Jeb Dunnuck, “It’s a candidate for the best Napa Cabernet under $100.”
Schrader Cellars makes benchmark Cult Cabernet from the most prestigious vineyards in Napa. With winemaker Thomas River’s Brown, the man that has made over the last ten years more 100pt Napa Cabs than anyone else, many at Schrader, make some of the most monumental Cabs ever. The 2018 is one of the greatest ever, 98pt Wine Spectator vintage. Today I bring you their latest creation the 2018 Schrader Double Diamond Cabernet that is sourced from 100% Oakville vineyards and is a blend of the different great vineyards that Schrader sources from. 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. The wine is definitely one of the great values in Cult Napa Cab and when you consider the great Beckstoffer vineyards that Schrader sources from in Oakville like To Kalon….. Demand for this wine is massive, maiden release, 2018 all-time great Napa vintage and Schrader. Napa Cab lovers want this wine, unfortunately we have only 17 cases to offer period!