|Appellation||Napa Valley, California|
|Oak Treatment||French Oak|
|Total Varietal Composition %||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
Schrader T6 is the super-ripe, sexy, and spicy team favorite of our portfolio. It opens with a cavalcade of wild strawberries, blackberries, black currants, plums, and raspberries, layered with exciting notes of exotic spice, white pepper, and tea leaves. On the palate — wow! This full-bodied wine dazzles with an explosion of black cherries, mixed berries, dark plums, and raspberries paired with an almost equally impactful mix of sweet and savory spice that continues through the everlasting finish. The fine natural balance and well-toned tannins beautifully support the enormous fruit core of this sensational wine.
Beckstoffer’s vineyard in Oakville, first planted in 1868 by viticultural and winemaking icon Hamilton Crabb, has long been regarded as the source of Napa Valley’s finest Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. This section of the vineyard is situated in the heart of the valley. An alluvial fan provides excellent mineral deposits, and the rich soils are filled with marine sediment. The vines receive full sun and optimal heat during the day and are cooled by marine fog at night. These conditions allow each of the three clones planted in this vineyard (4, 6, and 337) to display its own unique character, and this celebration of individuality is the essence of Schrader.