Schrader Cellars - Pick your Vintage, Pick your Terroir
Schrader Cellars - Create a Custom Case
The Schrader Cellars Collection - Assortment Cases out of OWC, More than a Dozen 100 Point Offerings
I have the privilege to offer some of the most Rare, Collectible and Investment Grade Wines! Schrader Cellars, Wine Maker, Thomas Brown and Andy Beckstoffer fruit, all in one incredible bottle! We broke out Schrader Assortment Cases so you can customize Terroir and Vintage to create your own Assortment Case! Buy 4, 5 or 8 and ask for an OWC! So many 100 Point scores awarded by Robert Parker himself. Although he has said his preference is the CCS, you can see which is your favorite!
"most importantly, all of them are extraordinary in quality – among the finest wines one could possibly find in the world"
- Robert M. Parker Jr. re: Schrader Cellar Wines
"RockStar winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown made a perfect wine with the second release from Schrader that comes from a heritage clone of To Kalon cabernet sauvignon and is produced in tiny quantities. I can’t remember tasting anything like this single-parcel offering, which has incredible depth and seamless tannins as well as seductive aromas of exotic fruits." James Suckling about the 2019 Hertitage Clone.
'‘The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon CCS is absolutely out of this world. I have given more perfect scores to this cuvée than any of the other Schrader wines." Robert Parker.
The collection includes our greatest discount ever on Schrader's legendary Old Sparky. Only produced in magnums! We have formats up to 6.0L and many in OWC. Over a dozen 100 Pointers and ten more 99 Point offerings! in the words of Mr. Parker "don’t hesitate to buy them." Drink and collect, customize your Case of Schrader Cellars for the lowest price in the WORLD!
"Just pure gold, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard CCS is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, sourced from one of California's greatest terroirs, that was brought up in 100% new French oak. This dense purple-colored effort has a magical bouquet of pure creme de cassis, smoke tobacco, white flowers, crushed stone, truffle, and hints of chocolate. Possessing full-bodied richness, this beauty builds incrementally on the palate, showing lots of ripe, polished tannins, no hard edges, and a rare mix of power, structure, and elegance that's something to behold. Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, or red wine for that matter, just doesn't get any better. Hats off to winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown for yet another majestic, singular wine that's as good as it gets." JD Jan 2021.
Jeb Dunnuck | 100 Points
"The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon LPV is from clone 337 from the Las Piedras Vineyard in St. Helena. This shows Mission Haut-Brion-like characteristics as it has in the past, with crushed rock, wet gravel, scorched earth, blackberry and blueberry fruit. It is clearly one of my favorites of this entire tasting. It has 14.5% natural alcohol and was aged in 90% new Darnajou and 10% new Taransaud barrels. This is a killer effort." RP Oct 2016
Robert Parker | 99 Points
"Another heavenly wine in the lineup is the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard RBS, which comes from Clone 337 and a handful of different blocks in the vineyard. This deep purple-hued beauty has an incredibly seamless, elegant, yet full-bodied style as well as killer notes of creme de cassis, blueberries, wildflowers, violets, white chocolate, and new saddle leather. Flirting with perfection, the tannin quality, purity of fruit, balance, and overall harmony here is just about off the charts. It makes you want to drink the whole bottle, but it should age effortlessly for 25+ years.
Jeb Dunnuck | 99 Points
"Confused by the Schrader Cellars Terroir Designations? What is CCS, or RBS or T6? Read what Robert Parker had to say while reviewing the 2008 Vintage.
"From the reviews I gave Schrader’s 2007s and 2008s last year and the 2005s and 2006s previously, to the recent Wine Spectator cover story on Fred and Carol Schrader, there doesn’t appear to be a hotter Cabernet Sauvignon producer in the New World than this small boutique winery. Their wines have already received four perfect scores and with this report, that grows to six. A lot of this might be somewhat confusing, but let me try and simplify their philosophy. Schrader Cellars is essentially dedicated to showcasing one of the great vineyard sites of Napa Valley, the Beckstoffer To-Kalon vineyard in Oakville. They produce wines from separate clones and parcels within that vineyard. In 2000, they added another Beckstoffer vineyard, George III, in Rutherford, which has a completely different soil base and offers another study of a different terroir. I suppose one could call this a winery within a vineyard within several parcels using some of the most famed clones of Cabernet Sauvignon to further highlight these subtle differences. As one can see from the tasting notes, the Old Sparky comes from Clone 4, Clone 6 and Clone 337, the Schrader from Clone 4, Clone 6 and Clone 337, the CCS all from Clone 4, the T6 all from Clone 6, the RBS all from Clone 337 and the George III all from Clone 337. All of this results in about 1,600 cases of wine, which is not a tiny amount as the individual selections run between a maximum of 400 cases for the George III to 150 cases of the T6. The consulting winemaker for Fred and Carol Schrader is no other than Thomas Brown, who has won all kinds of accolades (well-deserved in my opinion) over the last 12 months. In essence, these wines are aged 18-24 months in a majority of Darnajou French barrels with some Taransaud included. The wines are incredibly expressive examples of Cabernet Sauvignon that are as good as it gets for this varietal. Of course they are more similar than dissimilar, but I suspect virtually every vintage they have produced to date has 25-40 years of cellaring potential, and long term aging should produce more and more subtle differences to support this compulsive study of clones and parcels within a given vineyard. I’ll try and keep my notes simple, but these are profoundly great, world-class wines. If you can find any, don’t hesitate to buy them - you won’t regret it. These wines may also appeal to those who think alcohols have gotten out of line in Napa Valley. All of them have between 14.4% and 14.7% alcohol, which is modest for such great, rich wines."
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