Diamond Creek Vineyards Volcanic Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

$229

Among the original Cult Cabernets, Diamond Creek continues to amaze in 2010 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 Red Rock Terrace Vineyard consists of seven acres of iron-rich, red soils. The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Rock Terrace reveals intense, ripe, impressive creme de cassis and boysenberry fruit notes. Fuller-bodied, richer and more muscular than the Gravelly Meadow, it is stunningly powerful and pure with multiple layers, abundant tannin and structure, and extravagant amounts of fruit and glycerin. Still an infant, this beauty requires 7-10 years of cellaring and should keep for three decades...Definitely on the comeback trail, this iconic winery, which is celebrating 40+ years in Napa Valley, has a resume that includes some of the greatest wines made in Napa during its heyday in the 1970s (the 1974, 1976s and 1978s)."

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Ratings on Delectable

Sam Todd

Freakin delicious

Freakin delicious

9.4

Harry Hackett

Jordan, you da man

Jordan, you da man

10

Charlie Tapp

Really nice. Bigger than the Gravelly meadow and Red Rock Terrace, without the acidity. But still better than 90% of the bottles in Napa.

Really nice. Bigger than the Gravelly meadow and Red Rock Terrace, without the acidity. But still better than 90% of the bottles in Napa.

9.2

Alan Doughty

Subdued briary fruit on the nose. Quite graceful on the palate, with bright black fruit flavors complimented with noticeable coconut/vanilla oak notes. Needs time to integrate.

Subdued briary fruit on the nose. Quite graceful on the palate, with bright black fruit flavors complimented with noticeable coconut/vanilla oak notes. Needs time to integrate.

9.0

Edmond Bordelon Delectable Pro

Just released but still showing its future greatness! It's funny that all the men in the group picked Volcanic Hill as their favorite and the women all picked Red Rock Terrace. Lay this one down for 15-20 years, but buy enough to sneak some out early! Volcanic Hill has that black pepper background, structures tannins and deep violet fruits.

Just released but still showing its future greatness! It's funny that all the men in the group picked Volcanic Hill as their favorite and the women all picked Red Rock Terrace. Lay this one down for 15-20 years, but buy enough to sneak some out early! Volcanic Hill has that black pepper background, structures tannins and deep violet fruits.

9.5

Yianni Stoner Delectable Pro

@Yianni Stoner what was the flavor profile on this? IMO they are more new world with recent vintages. Thoughts?

@Yianni Stoner what was the flavor profile on this? IMO they are more new world with recent vintages. Thoughts?

9.1

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