schrader, colesworthy beckstoffer las piedras vineyard cabernet sauvignon, napa valley 2014
JAMES SUCKLING
100
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
94

2014 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.”

Critics Scores

JAMES SUCKLING
100

James Suckling

This is phenomenal with blackberries and blueberries, not to mention quite incredible stones and black tea. What a nose. Full-bodied and so tight and dense — yet agile and austere with so much going on. Fantastic balance. One of the best Schraders ever made. Better in four or five years, yet wonderful now. Only in magnum.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Slightly less impressive, but still a brilliant wine, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Colesworthy comes across as more backward and closed with a Graves-like minerality. This also hails from the Las Piedras Vineyard and was aged 20 months in 100% new Darnajou. This was the most reserved of all of the 2014s from Schrader, will probably benefit from several years of bottle age, and keep for 15 or more years.

WINE SPECTATOR
94

Wine Spectator

Slow to unfold, but impressive, gradually building intensity and depth around a core of gravel-laced dark berry, herb, licorice and spicy oak notes. Best from 2021 through 2036.