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Diamond Creek "Volcanic Hill" Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 (Napa Valley, California) - [RP 99] [JS 97] [WE 96] [WS 96]
Diamond Creek "Volcanic Hill" Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 (Napa Valley, California) -  [RP 99] [JS 97] [WE 96] [WS 96]


 
Retail Price: $250.00
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Winery: Diamond Creek Vineyards
Varietal: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot
Region: Napa Valley, California
Vintage: 2016
Bottle Size: 750 mL

Product Code: DIAMONDCREEKVOLCANICCAB16-W
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3-PACK PRICE = $219.99 per bottle (add 3+ quantity to your basket)
6-PACK PRICE = $209.99 per bottle (add 6+ quantity to your basket)
Notes from the Winemaker:
Volcanic Hill is comprised of 8 acres of south facing hillside vineyard. It is the warmest of all our micro-climates. The color of the soil is gray, and the consistency is that of fluffy, volcanic ash, originally deposited from the eruption of Mt. Konocti 8 million years ago.

Volcanic Hill is the longest lived of our wines. Our winemaker describes these wines as "full bodied, loaded with intense ripe berry fruit, cassis, violets and a smoky richness, finishing with good length and firm tannins."

The Volcanic Hill bottling includes a small amount of the extra-ordinary Petit Verdot grape.

Ratings & Reviews

99 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Volcanic Hill is blended of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple in color, it charges out of the gate with exuberant black cherry cordial, plum preserves and blueberry pie notions with touches of dark chocolate, cinnamon stick, cloves, camphor and candied violets. Full-bodied, the palate is decadently fruited with black and blue berry layers, framed by firm yet plush tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with wonderfully long-lasting, opulent baking spice nuances." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown (30th Sep 2019)

97 Points - James Suckling:
"Blackberries and blueberries with pine nuts and ink. Wet earth and fresh mushrooms. Full body with a vortex of fruit that just squeezes through at the finish. Ripe and polished tannins. Extremely long. Needs four to five years of bottle age. Try after 2023." - (5 Feb, 2019)

96 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"This is an intensely powerful Cabernet Sauvignon, with 8% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc blended in. It is robust in firm tannins that prop up flavors of leather, dark chocolate, sage and crushed rock, accented by toasted oak and cedar. It will benefit from aging; enjoy 2026–2031. Virginie Boone" - (11/1/2019)

96 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Offers a dense core of ripe and fleshy fruit, with plum, cassis and blackberry notes in the mix, held in check for now by racy, charcoal-edged tannins that run throughout. The finish is very long, rippling with sanguine and smoldering cast iron details that give this serious mouthwatering cut. Best from 2022 through 2040. 652 cases made." - JM (Issue Oct 31, 2019)


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