2016 Diamond Creek 'Volcanic Hill' Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain

$249.95

Always a massive, structured, dark example of Cabernet Sauvignon, this has impeccable freshness, with notes of boysenberry syrup and crème de cassis, dark chocolate, and sweet, nicely integrated tannins. A 30-year wine for sure.

When the late Al Brounstein carved out a rugged parcel on the slopes of Diamond Mountain almost 50 years ago, he made California history. Three separate parcels (actually four if you include the microscopic "Lake" block) with three distinct soil types were identified and planted in the hopes that they would yield three wines with their own personalities. Four decades hence, Al's vision has been validated, and his family has carried on with what at the time must have seemed like borderline lunacy. The style has evolved - these wines are drinkable far sooner than some of their earlier brethren - but the focus on quality most definitely has not. Join us in raising a glass to 40 years of Diamond Creek!

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Phil Steinschreiber
Vintage:
2016
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Diamond Mountain
Vineyard:
Volcanic Hill
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol %:
14.5%
SKU #:
1WDCR16CS3VOLCANIC