Total $80

Our 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is crafted by winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown in the Schrader Cellars tradition of making the best Cabernet Sauvignon that Napa Valley can offer. A unique expression of the Oakville AVA with harmonious integration of decadent fruit, refined structure, and silky tannins, the 2019 vintage of Double Diamond is ready to enjoy now and will continue to evolve over the next 3-5 years. This wine was awarded the #1 Wine of 2022 by Wine Spectator.

ABV 15.5%

Vintage 2019

Appellation Oakville

Aging French Oak, 50% New

Winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown

In the glass, the wine displays a nearly opaque ruby-purple hue. Upon closer inspection, aromas emerge in waves suggesting framboise, nutmeg, toasted cedar bark, plum reduction, and pennyroyal mint. The sleek palate is marked by mouth-watering notes such as blackberry compote, dark chocolate shavings, cassis, oolong tea, flint, and lavender. The dynamic flavors interact on the mid-palate with a vivid harmony, carrying through to the long floral finish, which lasts for up to a minute. With a  pleasing acidity and fine tannic framework, this wine is very enjoyable today and should develop gracefully in the cellar for years to come.

BARRELS | French Oak, 50% New and 50% 1 Year Old Schrader Barrels

About Our Vineyards

Like its beloved inspiration Schrader Cellars, Double Diamond is sourced exclusively from a complement of prime vineyard estates in Napa Valley’s world-renowned Oakville AVA, including our To Kalon Vineyard®.

Pts. Wine Spectator "Packs in generous steeped plum, boysenberry and mulberry flavors backed by a broad swath of roasted alder and bittersweet cocoa. Brimming with dense fruit, and is squarely in the not-shy style. The long finish has a loamy tug, too. Best from 2023 through 2035." — Wine Spectator, July 20, 2022
Pts. Jeb Dunnuck "In addition to the single vineyard releases, this estate also releases a more value-priced Cabernet. The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Double Diamond (which is still 70% To kalon) offers a forward, medium to full-bodied, incredibly sexy style as well as classy notes of cassis, tobacco, incense, orange blossom, and flowers. Readers looking for a touch of that Schrader magic at a slightly more affordable price are going to love this beauty. It's already drinking nicely, and I see no need to delay gratification." — Jeb Dunnuck, January 27, 2021