Palate

A luxurious wine, the 2016 Schrader LPV reveals dark black and blue fruit aromas and flavors woven with a crushed rock minerality that is unique to this vineyard. Elegant notes of pencil shavings and underbrush mixed with sweet tobacco and incense truly entice the senses.

Growing Conditions

The 2016 vintage was marked early in the growing season by rains that helped to recharge the suffering aquifers with much needed rain that helped to alleviate the drought. As the growing season began flowering presented itself with a small crop that was helped through the season by near perfect summer weather. These ideal conditions continued through harvest where we were able to pick at optimal concentration. The resulting wines from this vintage have intense concentration with a great natural balance that likens itself to the consistent growing season.

Winemaking

Pure clone 337 Vineyard: Beckstoffer Las Piedras

Aging

Aged 20 months in rare Darnajou French oak barrels.