Schrader Double Diamond Mayacamas Range Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 Wine Review (NW)
Dark berries, currant, and cassis on the nose
Firmly structured, solid and rich on the palate
Blackberry and cedar finish
I recently had the pleasure of enjoying a magnum of this wine at a business dinner. The sommelier decanted the wine in a beautiful, tall decanter which added to the experience. Did it need it? Well, it probably didn't hurt give that it's a young, dense wine.
The dark, rich flavors give the wine a seriousness and intensity, and the firm structure and tannins provide a backbone. It's not as soft and chewy as others from 2004, rather I'd call it Bordeaux-like.
The magnum was $195 at a New York steakhouse. It was well worth it, enhancing the meal like wine should. It was also a treat because this wine is such a limited production, especially in the 1.5L format. Raise a glass!