Schrader Cellars Las Piedras 2014
Luxuriously rich upon entry, our Schrader LPV reveals a complete profile of black and blue fruits, most notably blackcurrants and briar berries. Elegant tones of loamy soil, sweet tobacco, exotic incense, and forest floor beautifully develop across the senses, leading to an expansive, long finish. This wine is tremendously complex, beautifully balanced, and offers a truly compelling Cabernet experience.
Wine Advocate The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon LPV is from clone 337 from the Las Piedras Vineyard in St. Helena. This shows Mission Haut-Brion-like characteristics as it has in the past, with crushed rock, wet gravel, scorched earth, blackberry and blueberry fruit. It is clearly one of my favorites of this entire tasting. It has 14.5% natural alcohol and was aged in 90% new Darnajou and 10% new Taransaud barrels. This is a killer effort.
James SucklingA profound nose of crushed blueberries, blackberries and minerals. Licorice, too. Full body, superfine tannins and a long, long finish. Linear and racy. Wonderful balance and structure. Leave it until at least 2020.