Schrader RBS Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
When tasting this newest vintage of Schrader RBS, our team all arrived with one word summary - WOW! Extremely rich, dense, and focused the Schrader RBS is a stunner and puts on a display of the beautiful fruit that clone 337 has to offer. Flavors of raspberry and blueberry dance upon the palate finishing with subtle oak spice and a touch of sweet licorice that merge seamlessly.
Spring of 2017 was one of the largest winter rainfall totals we have experienced in recent years. Fortunately, once flowering started, the rains held off and allowed for optimal fruit set and prepared the clusters for even fruit ripening. Veraison finished at the end of August and the vines were positioned for success. Due to a combination of natural phenomena, the yields in 2017 are slightly lower and nearly matched to those that we produced in 2016 and 2015. This lower than average yield allowed for greater concentration on the vine providing the wines with more depth of character and rich complexity.