Palate

Opulent and deep, our 2014 Schrader GIII Cabernet delivers a cornucopia of ripe red and black berries with delicious notes of graphite, sweet spice, and licorice. Eminently approachable, this wildly aromatic wine wraps the senses, and offers a decadent, supple mouthfeel with fine tannins that give way to a generous, full finish.

Growing Conditions

While it was the third consecutive year marked by limited rainfall, the 2014 Vintage offered a perfectly temperate growing season characterized by long, moderate days and cool, clear nights. We began the year with warm spring conditions that gave way to an early budbreak and the consistent, dry weather afforded an optimal fruit set of small berries with incredible concentration. Crop yields were down a bit from 2013, but the quality was magnificent. It was a textbook growing season, every winemaker’s dream.

Winemaking

Pure clone 337 Vineyard: Beckstoffer Georges III

Aging

Aged 20 months in rare Darnajou French oak barrels