2016 Cabernet SauvignonDiamond Mountain District
Produced from dramatic mountain vineyards high above the valley floor, ranging from 1200 to 2100′ in elevation. This wine highlights many of the classic characteristics of this exceptional wine growing region.
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain District
Composed of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot aged for 20 months in 70% new French oak, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain is deep garnet-purple colored with a simply beautiful nose of warm cassis, crushed black plums and blackberry compote with touches of tilled loam, cardamom, Indian spices and licorice with a waft of eucalyptus. Full, rich and concentrated, it has a rock-solid foundation of firm, ripe, rounded tannins and great vivacity, finishing long. 175 cases produced.
Expressing the topographical variety, multi-faceted nature of this hillside AVA — the wine is deep in color and has an elegant nose of dark plum, warm cassis, black cherry, mountain spices, crushed rock and a hint of eucalyptus. Layers of dark fruit, blackberry with French oak spices add to its complexity. Full bodied with impressive texture and layers of well-integrated tannins. Finishing exceptionally long, while approachable when young, this concentrated wine will continue to evolve and age very gracefully.
95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot
20 months in 70% new French oak, multiple coopers
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