2018 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.

Dalecio Cabernet Sauvignon, Diamond Mountain District, Napa Valley

Tasting Notes

Capturing the diverse topography and multifaceted nature of this hillside AVA – the wine boasts a garnet-purple hue and has delicate aromas of crushed berry, dark plum, and cassis. Exhibiting the timeless depth and opulence of mountain-grown grapes, this wine combines a remarkable sense of balance. The long finish, coupled with its approachability in youth, signifies that this wine will gracefully evolve and age over time.

Varietal Composition
94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot

October 24, 2018

June 25, 2020

Barrel Aging
19 months in 60% new French oak

220 cases

Alcohol by Volume

2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain District

I loved the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain District, which has classic mountain depth and richness paired with a great sense of class and balance. Full-bodied notes of red and black currants, dried tobacco, saddle leather, and spice all emerge from this concentrated, structured, yet flawlessly balanced beauty. Hide bottles for 4-5 years and enjoy over the following two decades.

Jeb Dunnuck
January 27, 2021