Diamond Creek Vineyards Red Rock Terrace Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

$164.99

Among the original Cult Cabernets, Diamond Creek continues to amaze in 2007 with a trio of wines that must be included in any serious collector's stash as one of the most ageable Cabs in California.  Red Rock Terrace is a warm microclimate, 7 acres of north facing vineyard. The red tinted soil is high in iron content. The wine from Red Rock Terrace is the most accessible and earliest to be really drinkable of all Diamond Creek releases. This Cabernet boasts velvety tannins, rich and well balanced, medium dark ruby color with cherry, mint and black currant flavors.95+ Points Robert Parker:  "The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Rock Terrace boasts serious depth and power, but it appears to be holding all of the elements very much in reserve. Hints of camphor, tar, menthol, wild flowers and dark fruit open up gradually over time. Constantly changing in the glass, the 2009 is endowed with superb energy and tension. It is also incredibly inward and in need of considerable cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2024-2049."

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Ratings on Delectable

Steve Matthiasson Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Matthiasson Wines

First Diamond Creek in a while, relieved that the vibrant red fruit and minerality are still there, like the old days, along with their classic gravelly tannins.

First Diamond Creek in a while, relieved that the vibrant red fruit and minerality are still there, like the old days, along with their classic gravelly tannins.

9.3

Jimmy Hayes Delectable Pro

Estate Director Mayacamas Vineyard

Wide open and quite drinkable. Gobs of supple red fruit hung on a classic mountain structure. Tannins and acid lead. Tasted blind among prestigious napa cabs - performed very well.

Wide open and quite drinkable. Gobs of supple red fruit hung on a classic mountain structure. Tannins and acid lead. Tasted blind among prestigious napa cabs - performed very well.

9.3

Corey Zamora, CSW Delectable Pro

2009, smells like money and it should. Super refined cabernet.

2009, smells like money and it should. Super refined cabernet.

9.4

Matt Gundlach Delectable Pro

Still young. Well integrated. On its way to being great!

Still young. Well integrated. On its way to being great!

9.3

James Prusko

Finally ready to drink, stone, berries, light oak, greatly balanced, tremendous wine

Finally ready to drink, stone, berries, light oak, greatly balanced, tremendous wine

9.4

Eric S

Every litter has a runt. This was it.

Every litter has a runt. This was it.

8.7

Michael Genn

Extremely balanced - nice red fruit works very nicely with the tannins

Extremely balanced - nice red fruit works very nicely with the tannins

9.4

C Kent

Interesting and delicious but in an unexpected way for a Napa Cab. The nose has cherry and leather and a bit of tobacco. Backwards on the tongue. First sharp tannin that dissipate quickly then the fruit and volcanic ash takes over. Please decant and let open up. Then enjoy.

Interesting and delicious but in an unexpected way for a Napa Cab. The nose has cherry and leather and a bit of tobacco. Backwards on the tongue. First sharp tannin that dissipate quickly then the fruit and volcanic ash takes over. Please decant and let open up. Then enjoy.

9.1

Ryan ODonnell

Nice fruit and acid, love the aromas, tobacco, leather.

Nice fruit and acid, love the aromas, tobacco, leather.

9.1

Chris Krueger

Slightly better than the Lewis, but splitting hairs

Slightly better than the Lewis, but splitting hairs

9.6

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