|Napa Valley, California
|100% new Darnajou and Taransaud French oak barrels
|Total Varietal Composition %
The Schrader Heritage Clone explodes from the glass with a sumptuous array of tree-ripened red cherries, briar berries, red plums, and raspberries layered with evocative notes of Mandarin orange rind, nectarine blossoms, and chocolate shavings all tipped with sultry tones of savory herbs, hickory embers, and sweet earth. This is an elegant and expressive wine that offers a lush and provocative range of flavor with generous texture and balanced acidity. Interesting and compelling, the Schrader Heritage Clone delivers on the vision of greatness imagined for the heritage clone decades ago by Robert Mondavi.
First planted in 1868 by viticultural and winemaking icon Hamilton Crabb, To Kalon Vineyard has long been regarded as the source of Napa Valley’s finest Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Within the prime vineyard blocks, an alluvial fan provides excellent and varied mineral deposits, and the rich soils are filled with marine sediment that gives our wines their distinctive profiles. The vines receive full sun and optimal heat during the day and are cooled by marine fog at night. These conditions allow the Cabernet Sauvignon planted in the vineyard to display its own unique character, and this celebration of individuality is the essence of Schrader.