This massive and dense wine provides enthralling notes of dark berries, especially blackberry and blackcurrant.
With complex structure and concentration, the prodigious weight and character commands attention. Balancing out the ripe fruit characteristics of this wine with firm, grippy tannins, the 2012 Schrader is a tower of Cabernet power that continues to show a profound level of flavor.
We were happily surprised by the unlimited opportunity given to us by Mother Nature in 2012. The growing conditions were beyond fabulous, provding the double benefit of phenomenal quality as well as grand abundance, a winemaker’s dream. Serendipitous and trouble-free, the pristine conditions of the season delivered a harvest with both marvelous quality and ample quantity, an ideal combination.
Clones: 4, 6 and 337
Beckstoffer To Kalon
Aged 20 months in rare Darnajou French oak barrels.