Ratings & Tasting notes:
99 points James Suckling
This is already fantastic with intense, hot-stone, blueberry and blackcurrant aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, tight and focused. Chewy tannins.
99 points Jeb Dunnuck
I loved the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard LPV. This vineyard, which is just a stone’s throw from Dr. Crane, has yielded an incredibly complex, full-bodied, exotic style as well as a kaleidoscope of blue fruits, spring flowers, bay leaf, and dried tobacco. Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aging in 100% new Darnajou and Taransaud barrels, it has a surprising amount of structure hiding under its fruit and it’s going to be a magical, long-lived wine.
97 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Schrader’s “LPV” comes from Beckstoffer’s Las Piedras vineyard, produced from 337 clone grown on the C block. One hundred percent Cabernet Sauvignon, it is aging in 100% new oak. A very deep purple-black colored barrel sample, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard Lpv delivers waves of blackcurrant pastilles, warm black plums and mulberries scents with touches of wet stones, bay leaves, espresso and fertile loam. Medium-bodied, the palate has a firm, grainy texture and background freshness supporting bags of complex, savory layers, finishing with great length and depth.
Stored in a climate controlled cellar on its side in the dark at 55 degrees F and 75% humidity since purchase.