The Schrader name is synonymous with outstanding, high-scoring Napa Valley Cabernet that is very limited and very expensive. Winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown has made so many 100 pt and near perfect wines, we've lost count.
- A near perfect, 98pt vintage, WA
- A benchmark Napa Cabernet that is the envy of every collector
Each harvest, individual barrel lots shine brightly in the cellar. These exceptional wines are set apart by their stunning depth and richness of character, and possess a resonate and timeless quality, the hallmarks of a classic wine. An ode to their fearless leader, Fred aka ‘Sparky’, the Schrader Old Sparky is a bottling of the very best barrels from the Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard. With the superb conditions of 2016, this is a masterful vintage of Schrader Old Sparky.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon in Darnajou French oak barrels
About the Winery
There is not much to be said about Schrader that hasn't already made headlines. Fred Schrader, an art and antiquity trader, attended the Napa Valley wine auction in the late 90's. He fell in love with Napa and then met Andy Beckstoffer and Thomas Rivers Brown. From that time, they sourced outstanding fruit from the To Kalon vineyard and set the wine world ablaze with some of the most sought after, collectable and delicious Napa Valley Cabernets ever created.
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard Lpv is very deep purple-black in color with an incredibly perfumed nose of potpourri, lavender and red roses with hints of oolong tea, cigar boxes and fragrant earth over a black cherry, blackberry and warm plums core. Full-bodied, firm and with wonderfully ripe, grainy tannins, it delivers mouth-filling black fruits and an epically long, wonderfully fragrant finish.~100 WA