Oakville, Napa Valley
98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Merlot
The 2016 vintage of Double Diamond opens with layered, intriguing aromas of black currants, dark cherries, blackberry, cherry compote, toast, and oak spice with notes of herbs, pine cone, and dried earth. The palate is rich and juicy, bursting with big flavor. The tannin structure makes this a great wine to enjoy upon release, but it will also mellow nicely for the next two to six years.
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For the 2016 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.
Eighteen years later, Thomas’s passion, natural ability, and dedication to excellence have helped lead Schrader Cellars to an unprecedented record of twenty-four 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.