2014 Schrader "Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

SKU #1284107 97 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Aromas of walnuts and dried fruit as well as violets and forest floor. Full body, velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. This is layered and very rich yet remains vibrant and velvety. A solid and powerful Napa Cab. Inner quote mark (12/2016)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon GIII is a 213-case cuvée aged in the same manner as the other wines, for 20 months, but in this case in 90% new Darnajou and 10% new Taransaud barrels. Readers will note that the percentage of the coopers varies depending on the vineyard selection. This is an inky blue/purple wine with fabulous crème de cassis notes, spring flowers, a medium to full body, supple tannins and a more fruit-forward, luscious and precocious style than usual. (RP) Inner quote mark (10/2016)

92 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Dill, cedary oak and light loamy earth notes are present in the aroma and the mix of gravel, dried dark berry, anise and sage at the core. Shows a musclebound structure on the aftertaste, where this gains depth. (JL) Inner quote mark (11/2017)

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