Thursday, August 4, 2016

Double Diamond Amber Knolls Cabernet 2002

Shrader Double Diamond Lake County Beckstoffer Amber Knolls Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Pulled this from the cellar to enjoy with grilled steak and baked potato and sweet corn dinner - a perfect complement.

This is the second label of the classic super premium Shrader brand/collection. This is from the Amber Knolls Vineyard up in Lake County, over the hill from Howell Mountain to the northeast from Napa Valley, not to be confused with the Oak Knolls district in southwest Napa.

Dark garnet colored, medium-full bodied, forward expressive, slightly obtuse, black berry fruits, smokey black creosote tones with hints of black licorice and touch of dark cocoa with modest tight tannins.

RM 90 points.