Schrader Cellars Double Diamond Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 (Oakville, Napa Valley, California) - [JD 95] [JS 94] [WE 94]

Schrader Cellars Double Diamond Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
(Oakville, Napa Valley, California) - [JD 95] [JS 94] [WE 94]


Regular price $120.00 Sale price $79.97 Save $40.03
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About the Wine:
A 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. This wine is very enjoyable and showing well today, but with 3-5 years in the cellar it will develop into an even more beautiful expression of the vintage.

Sourced from the same famed vineyards as its beloved inspiration Schrader Cellars, Double Diamond is sourced exclusively from a complement of prime vineyard estates in Napa Valley's world-renowned Oakville AVA, including including our To Kalon Vineyard.

ALCOHOL | 14.5% BARRELS | French Oak, 50% New
pH | 3.86 TA | 5.2 g/L

 

Ratings & Reviews

95 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"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."

94 Points - James Suckling:
"An elegant, fruit-driven cabernet sauvignon with notes of red fruit and spices. Fresh herbs, such as thyme. It’s full-bodied and well balanced. The texture is pleasant and smooth with elegant tannins. The finish is long and flavorful."

94 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"A Schrader-related wine made by Thomas Rivers Brown, this 100% varietal wine is a showcase of the appellation, wide in appeal and bold, ripe red fruit. Sage, tar, cedar and pencil provide varietal complexity and contrast to the fruit; the tannin's are integrated yet still grippy. Enjoy best from 2028–2038. Cellar Selection."