Palate

Luxuriously rich upon entry, our Schrader LPV reveals a complete profile of black and blue fruits, most notably blackcurrants and briar berries. Elegant tones of loamy soil, sweet tobacco, exotic incense, and forest floor beautifully develop across the senses, leading to an expansive, long finish. This wine is tremendously complex, beautifully balanced, and offers a truly compelling Cabernet experience.

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

Clones 4 and 337 Vineyard: Beckstoffer Las Piedras

Aging

Aged 20 months in rare Darnajou French oak barrels.