Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill 2005

Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill 2005

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• Domaine: Diamond Creek Vineyard
• A.O.C.: Diamond Mountain, Napa, California
• Grape Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

Tasting Notes

"The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Volcanic Hill has a saturated ruby/purple color that’s generally as dense and dark as the Red Rock Terrace. Deep crème de cassis, crushed rock, spring flower and blueberry notes are all present. This full-bodied wine is deep, backward, and probably just as young and youthful for a ten-year-old as the Red Rock Terrace. With plenty of tannin, beautiful fruit and great purity, this should turn into something special as well, but it needs another five or more years of bottle age. It’s hard to pick a favorite between this and the Red Rock Terrace, but if you’re looking for earlier drinkability, Gravelly Meadow wins hands-down. This is another 20- to 25-year wine, and that’s from 2015, not from 2005." - Robert Parker Jr, The Wine Advocate (6/28/2015, Issue 219), Ratings: 95+, Drink: 2015-2040

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