Sourced from a selection of blocks on three distinct vineyards: estate-owned Rhyolite Ridge at 1,200 feet, Wallis vineyards at 1,500 feet, and the Andrew Geoffrey vineyard at 1,800 feet. Sitting above the fog line creates cooler days and warmer nights which result in rich black cherry flavors and notes of dark chocolate with relatively soft tannins. James Suckling was astounded, “This is an extraordinary wine with blackberries, blackcurrants and minerals. Full body and powerful tannins that melt into the fruit. I am in awe here.”
Allocations were exceedingly limited and therefore there is a 3 bottle limit per customer.
Available for shipping on November 1st
Lokoya Winery is a true jewel of the Napa Valley, and the benchmark producer of "mountain wines" in our book. From four mountain appellations they craft exquisite Cabernet Sauvignons, and to say that they are critically acclaimed is an understatement. The Wine Advocate has awarded the Lokoya Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon no less than FIVE 100-point scores, a feat surpassed only by Schrader Winery. The wines are made by Napa Valley Superman Chris Carpenter, who can do no wrong, especially in 2014. "One of the top-of-the-charts, special, rare superstars of the Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon wine scene is Lokoya. It's hard to believe that 2000 was the first vintage for winemaker Chris Carpenter working at Lokoya. He has had a succession of world-class, truly magnificent wines from different mountain sites in Napa." – Robert M. Parker, Jr. A 99-Point score is a curious thing, a 99+ even curiouser. It's another way for a reviewer to say, "I gave this 100 points last year." One thing's for certain: these are some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon wines made in the Napa Valley, and they belong in your cave.
This is an extraordinary wine with blackberries, blackcurrants and minerals. Full body and powerful tannins that melt into the fruit. I am in awe here. Drink after 2022.
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep garnet-purple colored, it comes sashaying out of the glass with notes of fragrant earth, exotic spices, black pepper and truffles over a core of cassis, black cherry compote and wild blueberries with touches of violets. Full-bodied, rich, sexy and simply delicious, it fills the mouth with bold, layered black fruit supported by incredible tension and wonderfully ripe tannins, finishing long. 675 cases produced.
Starting with the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain District, which comes from a warmer, mountain terroir in the northern part of the valley, this full-bodied, rounded, incredibly textured effort boasts loads of black fruits, savory herbs, eucalyptus, and scorched earth. It has nicely integrated acidity, a deep, multi-dimensional mouthfeel, incredible elegance, and perfect balance, all making for a truly brilliant Mountain Cabernet that will keep for 2-3 decades.