2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
Oakville, Napa Valley
98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Merlot
The 2017 Vintage of Double Diamond opens with black and blue fruits balanced by a light oak spice. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied and rich with a nice backbone of acidity. With a big, bold fruit character and fine-grained tannins, this wine is ready to enjoy upon release yet will mellow nicely for the next five years.
BARRELSFRENCH OAK, 49% NEW
For the 2017 release, Thomas has selected wine made from exceptional vineyard lots exclusively in Napa Valley’s renowned Oakville district.
Thomas Rivers Brown followed his interest in winemaking to Napa Valley and was working at a wine shop when he first met Fred Schrader. After a few glasses of wine and a brief but life-changing conversation, Fred knew Thomas was the perfect choice to be his new winemaker, even though Thomas had never made a single barrel of Cabernet Sauvignon.
Nineteen years later, Thomas’s passion, natural ability, and dedication to excellence have helped lead Schrader Cellars to an unprecedented record of twenty-seven 100-point scores from the world’s most respected critics.
Thomas is a naturally intuitive person, guided by excellence. His only edict is it has to be done perfectly.
— Fred Schrader
Beginning with the 2016 vintage, Double Diamond is sourced exclusively from a complement of prime vineyard estates on the warm Napa Valley Appellation of Oakville. Each incredible vineyard contributes its unique character to this enticing and eminently satisfying Napa Cabernet. Oakville, a center of fine winemaking since the 1860s, remains a favorite among connoisseurs of world-class Cabernet Sauvignon.