Double Diamond was created by Fred Schrader in 2001 as part of his continuing quest to make the best Cabernet Sauvignon that Napa Valley can offer. With the help of acclaimed winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown, this unique expression of the region carries on the tradition of earning critical acclaim and drawing passionate fans that Fred began in 1998 with Schrader Cellars.
Thomas Rivers Brown followed his interest in winemaking to Napa Valley and was working at a local wine shop when he first met Fred Schrader. After a few glasses of wine and a brief but life-changing conversation, Fred knew Thomas was the perfect choice to be his new winemaker, even though Thomas had never made a single barrel of Cabernet Sauvignon. Nineteen years later, Thomas’s dedication to excellence has helped lead Schrader Cellars to an unprecedented record of thirty-five 100-point scores from the world’s most respected critics.
Thomas Rivers Brown and his stellar team craft Double Diamond in the tradition of his benchmark Schrader Cellars Cabernets using the finest techniques and natural resources available. Double Diamond is sourced exclusively from rime vineyard estates on the warm Napa Valley appellation of Oakville. Each incredible vineyard contributes its unique character to this enticing and eminently satisfying Cabernet.