Schrader Cellars, LLC

Double Diamond "B2 Bomber"
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2011 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 15 | Lot No. 48
Vintage

2009

Schrader Cellars, LLC

Double Diamond "B2 Bomber"

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

“This Cab is THE BOMB!” says Fred Schrader … and he would know. In this blend, specially crafted for the Premiere Napa Valley 2011, Fred and his phenomenal winemaker Thomas Brown are delighted to present a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon that can only be described as a fruit-bomb—loaded with complexity, palatecoating texture, and evocative red and black fruit characters. Primarily from the B2 Block of the esteemed Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard with a bit of Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard fruit thrown in the mix, the 2009 Double Diamond “B2 Bomber” delivers amazing depth and represents the best this consumer price-friendly Cabernet program has to offer.


Aging Process

In New French Oak - Rare Darnajou barrels - until ready to bottle.

Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine

Thomas Rivers Brown

Winemaker, Schrader Cellars

Winemaker, Thomas Rivers Brown

Born in Sumter, South Carolina, Thomas developed an interest in wine while attending the University of Virginia.

Following his interest, Thomas moved to the Napa Valley in the mid-1990s and expanded his knowledge of wines from all of the great wine regions of the world while working at All Seasons Wine Shop in Calistoga. Taking his passion to the next level, Thomas began his winemaking career at Turley Cellars, famed producer of California Zinfandels, in the late 1990s.

In 2000, Thomas joined the Schrader Cellars team as winemaker and today crafts a brilliant portfolio of classically styled, single-vineyard, estate wines from the Napa Valley and Sonoma Coast. In 2003, Thomas founded his own wine project, Rivers-Marie, with his partner Genevieve Marie Welsh, where he crafts beautiful wines that speak of the land and conditions that created them

Country born: United States

Education: Thomas attended University of Virginia.

Thomas began his winemaking career, learning on the job as Assistant Winemaker at Turley Cellars, famed producer of California Zinfandels, in the late 1990s.

Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years

Honors / Awards:
Most recently, Thomas made history as the youngest winemaker to score two perfect 100 point scores from Robert M. Parker, The Wine Advocate, for the 2006 Schrader CCS and 2006 Schrader “Old Sparky” Cabernets Sauvignons. Education - Thomas attended University of Virginia.

Winemaking Philosophy:
When asked how he defines great wine, Thomas responds, "I can't really define it, but I know it when I taste it."

Q&A With the Winemaker

Q: Premiere Napa Valley wines are innovative and allow each winery to showcase the region's sense of exploration in fine winemaking. What kind of exploration did your Premiere Napa Valley wine allow you to do?

A: Explore the limits of a particular historic vineyard block.

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