2004 Schrader Cellars, Experimental Lot, Pinot Noir, Sonoma

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Press and Tasting Notes

One of the most famous and highly sought after Cabernet producers has unveiled his first generation Pinot Noir, code named Experimental Lot. This is not a light bing-cherry Pinot Noir, but rather a silky smooth, rich Pinot that stands up to Schrader's reputation for producing 95 - 100 point wines vintage after vintage. Be part of the lucky few t ... Read More »

A Merchant's Pick


Featured December 15, 2009

THE REVIEW

More awaited than the iphone and more classified than the secret to Coke, Schrader Cellars has just unveiled its first generation Pinot Noir code named "Experimental Lot" and it is an instant cult classic!
    While we believe tasting wines yourself and not points is the best way to judge a wine, some very special trends and wines are being produced by Schrader Cellars. In all the years of reviewing wines, neither the Wine Spectator nor Robert Parker has ever awarded two perfect 100 point ratings to one American winery for two wines from the same vintage. Complementing this recent success, the balance of Schrader's portfolio of 2007 wines received top barrel score ratings of 98-100 points. With their tremendous reputation at stake and a history-making move, Schrader has taken his craft to Pinot Noir in a first generation Pinot bottling code named "Experimental Lot."
    Why are these accolades so important if press shouldn't be the driving force behind a wine? First, the wine is delicious! And second, if history is any example, you have the opportunity to be on the ground floor of some of the most exciting wines to be produced before they get snatched up by collectors. And, you can be one of the first and few to taste history in the making.
    Known for his signature style of producing rich, elegant Cabernet Sauvignon with exceptional depth and character, Schrader's Experimental Pinot typifies his style. This is not a light bing-cherry sipper. It is a silky smooth, dark black cherry Pinot that is rich and elegant with nearly six years of bottle age. It has a grace and richness rarely seen in California Pinot Noir.
    Enjoy this delicious Pinot with salmon, lamb, French cut chicken, soft to medium cheese, or simply on its own - its that smooth.Read More »

Region

California

The largest domestic wine growing region in the United States is by far California.  California wines took international recognition in the 1976 competition known as "The Judgement Of Paris."  In this famous blind tasting, California wines were pu ... Read More »

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