Schrader RBS 2014
Schrader Cellars is a small boutique winery in California specialising in Cabernet Sauvignon. The RBS is a produced from a single clone of Cabernet from two blocks of the revered Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard in Oakville, Napa. From the highly lauded 2014 vintage, this is a wonderfully intense, complex and sophisticated release, with marvellous notes of warm blackcurrants, black cherry, incense, liquorice, dried lavender and graphite. Superbly endowed with a firm, but perfectly ripe, tannic framework and juicy acidity, this should age wonderfully for at least a decade.