2016 LPV


In its sixth vintage, the Schrader LPV is becoming one of the favorites among our friends and family. A luxurious wine, the 2016 Schrader LPV reveals dark black and blue fruit aromas and flavors woven with a crushed rock minerality that is unique to this vineyard. Elegant notes of pencil shavings and underbrush mixed with sweet tobacco and incense truly entice the senses. We are so excited by how the Schrader LPV has evolved in recent years and know that the 2016 is going to be another rock star wine.

  • Vintage 2016
  • Vineyard Beckstoffer Las Piedras
  • Appellation St. Helena, Napa Valley
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Clone Pure Clone 337
  • Cooperage Aged 20 months in rare Darnajou French oak barrels
  • Winemaker Thomas River Brown
  • Tasting Notes

    In its sixth vintage, the Schrader LPV is becoming one of the favorites among our friends and family. A luxurious wine, the 2016 Schrader LPV reveals dark black and blue fruit aromas and flavors woven with a crushed rock minerality that is unique to this vineyard. Elegant notes of pencil shavings and underbrush mixed with sweet tobacco and incense truly entice the senses. We are so excited by how the Schrader LPV has evolved in recent years and know that the 2016 is going to be another rock star wine.

  • Accolades

    100 Pts. “The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard LPV is very deep purple-black in color with an incredibly perfumed nose of potpourri, lavender and red roses with hints of oolong tea, cigar boxes and fragrant earth over a black cherry, blackberry and warm plums core. Full-bodied, firm and with wonderfully ripe, grainy tannins, it delivers mouth-filling black fruits and an epically long, wonderfully fragrant finish.”
    — Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate

    98+ Pts. “There are two wines from this rocky site located on the western edge of St. Helena, which was purchased by the Beckstoffer family in 1983. Looking first at the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon LPV Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard, which is 100% clone 337 Cabernet Sauvignon aged in new oak, it has a dense, backward style as well as insane minerality in its full-bodied aromas and flavors of black fruits, dark chocolate, violets, and earth. Locked and loaded on the palate, it has a layered, multi-dimensional texture, yet is certainly one of the more backward releases. Don't think about opening bottles for at least 3-5 years.”
    — Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com

  • Vineyard

    The Las Piedras Vineyard, a name that translates to “the stones” in Spanish, is an exceptional rolling estate in North East St. Helena district that carries a rich viticultural history dating back to its founding by Edward Bale in the 1840s. An exceptional terroir makes this vineyard unique, where the vines contour to the gentle slope and live in rocky soil that creates a perfectly stressed environment ideal for Cabernet Sauvignon. The result is fruit that is remarkably dense and wonderfully concentrated, abundant with a provocative and elegant minerality, and bursting with deep, lush black and blue fruit flavors complemented by magnificent structure.

  • Vintage

    The 2016 vintage was marked early in the growing season by rains that helped to recharge the suffering aquifers with much needed rain that helped to alleviate the drought. As the growing season began flowering presented itself with a small crop that was helped through the season by near perfect summer weather. These ideal conditions continued through harvest where we were able to pick at optimal concentration. The resulting wines from this vintage have intense concentration with a great natural balance that likens itself to the consistent growing season.

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