Schrader Cellars, LLC

Double Diamond Never Ever Cuvee
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2012 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 16 | Lot No. 144
Vintage

2010

Schrader Cellars, LLC

Double Diamond Never Ever Cuvee

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

There's never ever been a Cab like this, says Fred Schrader. And that says it all, coming from ol’ Fred, who knows a thing or two about making delicious, one-of-a-kind Cabernet Sauvignons. For the 2012 Premiere Napa Valley, Fred and winemaker Thomas Brown are proud to present a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon that offers a stunning mix of ripe black and red fruit flavors with amazing depth and complexity, and a sophisticated, persistent finish. The 2010 Double Diamond Never Ever Cuvee is blended from the most significant vineyard blocks in our program, with specific barrel lots chosen for their enticing and multi-layered aromatics. Never Ever Cuvee achieves a new high mark of excellence for this dynamic, consumer-price-friendly Cabernet program.


Aging Process

18 months

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

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."

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