2018 Diamond Creek 'Red Rock Terrace' Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

$299.95
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‘Red Rock Terrace’ Cabs are characterized by distinctly velvety tannins, making them pure pleasure in the mouth. This vintage is rich and well-balanced, with exuberant aromas of plum preserves and pencil lead, plus mouthwatering black truffle. The palate is bursting with cherry, black currant and mint, packed into subtly savory layers and ending on a lingering note of fragrant earth.

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
Vintage:
2018
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Diamond Mountain
Total Varietal Composition %:
78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 4.5% Malbec and 4.5% Petit Verdot
SKU #:
1046653
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WA98

Wine Advocate

The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Rock Terrace is a blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 4.5% Malbec and 4.5% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple, it comes bounding out of the glass with exuberant notes of cassis, plum preserves, cedar chest and pencil lead, plus wafts of black truffles, damp soil and unsmoked cigars. Medium to full-bodied, the palate bursts with black berry flavors and wonderful freshness, packed with loads of subtle savory layers and textured by approachable, plush tannin's, finishing on a lingering fragrant earth note.