2013 schrader, colesworthy beckstoffer las piedras vineyard cabernet sauvignon, napa valley
Why We're Buying
Schrader Colesworthy Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon represents the finest expression of the terroir. The team creates each vintage from a few outstanding barrels. The inky red cabernet sauvignon melds together ripe blackberries and blueberries with Graves-esque minerality and sensuous aromas. In 2014, wine critic Jeb Dunnuck called it “one of the best Schraders ever made.”
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Close to perfection is the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard Colesworthy, which is clone 337. This is aged in 100% new Darnajou and soaks up the new oak beautifully. Notes of lead pencil shavings, forest floor, vanilla, blackberry and cassis jump from the glass of this opaque purple, full-bodied, magnificent Cabernet Sauvignon, which is super-rich, fabulously pure and just a killer wine on the palate.
Combines power and concentration with finesse and nuance, showing extracted blackberry, licorice, graphite, crushed rock and savory herb notes. Finishes with a powerful aftertaste that reverberates with flavor. The spicy, toasty oak adds texture and nuance. Best from 2020 through 2035. 110 cases made.