Schrader Cellars

LPV Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.535 ratings
9.48 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 2013 Schrader ‘LPV’ Cabernet Sauvignon is a truly thrilling wine from this storied Napa winery. This is the third vintage of this wine made by the esteemed Thomas Brown. The wine was aged for twenty months in French oak and utilizes both clone 4 and 337 from the Beckstoffer Las Piedras vineyard. The ‘LPV’ benefits from about an hour of air, as the wine gains immediate appeal with its downright sexy bouquet of red rose petals that emerge alongside creme de cassis, tar, mocha and sandalwood. Soft and generous on the mouth, this silky wine effortlessly dances across the mid-palate. The plush, seductive texture gives way to gobs of dense dark fruits, with sweet pipe tobacco, tar and Turkish coffee flavors all marching on parade. Truly a scintillating wine right now, as this will age for decades to come. Drink 2020-2040- 97

The 2013 Schrader ‘LPV’ Cabernet Sauvignon is a truly thrilling wine from this storied Napa winery. This is the third vintage of this wine made by the esteemed Thomas Brown. The wine was aged for twenty months in French oak and utilizes both clone 4 and 337 from the Beckstoffer Las Piedras vineyard. The ‘LPV’ benefits from about an hour of air, as the wine gains immediate appeal with its downright sexy bouquet of red rose petals that emerge alongside creme de cassis, tar, mocha and sandalwood. Soft and generous on the mouth, this silky wine effortlessly dances across the mid-palate. The plush, seductive texture gives way to gobs of dense dark fruits, with sweet pipe tobacco, tar and Turkish coffee flavors all marching on parade. Truly a scintillating wine right now, as this will age for decades to come. Drink 2020-2040- 97

Dec 3rd, 2019
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.4

Super dark purplish red and completely coats the glass. Dark nose with tobacco, cassis, perfume, black currants and sweet spices. Heavy tannins (7/10) and full bodied. Layered palate with gravel, dark berries, leather, cigar box, sweet spices and solid minerality. Insanely long and a touch dry finish. Drink till 2030.

Super dark purplish red and completely coats the glass. Dark nose with tobacco, cassis, perfume, black currants and sweet spices. Heavy tannins (7/10) and full bodied. Layered palate with gravel, dark berries, leather, cigar box, sweet spices and solid minerality. Insanely long and a touch dry finish. Drink till 2030.

Jan 2nd, 2018
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.5

Deep purplish ruby red. A little mute on the nose to start with some savory notes, layers of dark black fruits, cinnamon and some minerality. Balanced acidity with heavy tannins (7.5/10). Full bodied with tons of dark and red fruit with some sweet spices too. Long and lingering finish. Needs a long decant. Drink till 2033.

Deep purplish ruby red. A little mute on the nose to start with some savory notes, layers of dark black fruits, cinnamon and some minerality. Balanced acidity with heavy tannins (7.5/10). Full bodied with tons of dark and red fruit with some sweet spices too. Long and lingering finish. Needs a long decant. Drink till 2033.

Nov 23rd, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.5

Finishing off this coravinned bottle. Deep and dark purplish ruby red. Layered and dark nose with gunpowder, cassis, black cherries and dark cocoa. Medium plus tannins (7.5/10) and full bodied. Complex and layered palate with dark cocoa, blackberries, pencil shavings and a touch savory in the long finish. Drink till 2030.

Finishing off this coravinned bottle. Deep and dark purplish ruby red. Layered and dark nose with gunpowder, cassis, black cherries and dark cocoa. Medium plus tannins (7.5/10) and full bodied. Complex and layered palate with dark cocoa, blackberries, pencil shavings and a touch savory in the long finish. Drink till 2030.

May 23rd, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.4

Deep ruby red. Tight nose to start with layers of dark black fruits, cinnamon, vanilla and dark gravel. Great structure and acidity with moderate tannins (7/10). Full bodied with tons of fruit, especially red berries. Solid amount of baking spices too, with tons of cinnamon. Long and lingering finish. Needs four hour plus decant. Drink till 2029. (94+)

Deep ruby red. Tight nose to start with layers of dark black fruits, cinnamon, vanilla and dark gravel. Great structure and acidity with moderate tannins (7/10). Full bodied with tons of fruit, especially red berries. Solid amount of baking spices too, with tons of cinnamon. Long and lingering finish. Needs four hour plus decant. Drink till 2029. (94+)

Mar 12th, 2017
Billy L.

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Feb 9th, 2020
Josh Weinstein

Subtle and smooth. Kinda like a MJ smooth criminal record.

Subtle and smooth. Kinda like a MJ smooth criminal record.

Apr 14th, 2019
Eric L.

Just a gorgeous Cabernet! Big and full of fruit. Velvety on the palate. Not overblown at all and just a pleasure to drink!

Just a gorgeous Cabernet! Big and full of fruit. Velvety on the palate. Not overblown at all and just a pleasure to drink!

Dec 5th, 2018
Rob Sternthal

This wine is f—king opulent with a capital O. For a 2013, this wine was popped and poured and was amazing.

This wine is f—king opulent with a capital O. For a 2013, this wine was popped and poured and was amazing.

Nov 11th, 2018
Eric L.

Lovely Cabernet. Full bodied and delicious.

Lovely Cabernet. Full bodied and delicious.

Jun 27th, 2018