Schrader Cellars

Schrader MB
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
Oakville

2019 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 23 | Lot No. 124
Vintage

2017

Schrader Cellars

Schrader MB

Cabernet Sauvignon
Oakville

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Fruit was sourced from the famed Monastery Block in the To Kalon Vineyard, the first time these grapes are being used in our wine
  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Showing elegance and luster; a unique expression of this remarkable block of this historic vineyard site
  • Aging in 100% new French oak for 20 months, a complement of Darnajou and Taransaud barrels

We're incredibly proud to share this one-of-a-kind Cabernet Sauvignon — the 2017 Schrader MB. The grapes for this lush and exotic wine were sourced exclusively from the Monastery Block located in the southwest section of the historic To Kalon Vineyard. The famed Monastery Block is the closest block to the Mayacamas Mountains that Schrader has ever sourced from. Given the proximity to the mountains, the vines sit atop gravelly soils that provide excellent drainage and allow the vines to dig deep underground for water. This 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon was aged in 100 percent new French oak for 20 months.


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."

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