Schramsberg Vineyards J. Davies Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

$99.99

Brand new boutique Cabernet release from Schramsberg from their Estate property on Napa's Diamond Mountain. J. Davies Cabernet Sauvignon is 100% estate grown, produced, and bottled by Schramsbreg Vineyards. Two historic vineyards on the Diamond Mountain District property have been tested over a decade for their red wine potential. Winemaker Hugh Davies and Craig Roemer have been perfecting this vineyard for over 10 years and have produced an intensely fruity, beatifully balanced 2008 vintage. 93 Points Robert Parker: "A blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Malbec, 2% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, the 2015 J. Davies Diamond Mountain has a deep garnet-purple color and offers up classic black currant, black plum and mulberry scents with hints of cigar box, yeast extract and bay leaves. Medium to full-bodied with a great core of black berry and earthy layers, the fruit is supported by grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing with a pleasant herbal lift. This superb wine represents a perfect style between the elegance of Bordeaux and the ripeness and exuberance of a Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink it over the next 20 years." 94 Points Antonio Galoni (Vinous): "The  Cabernet Sauvignon J. Davies is the most powerful and tightly wound of the wines I saw. Firm Diamond Mountain tannins give the wines much of their distinctive personality. Graphite, smoke, licorice, black cherry, lavender and savory herbs develop in the glass, adding considerable complexity. Bright saline notes give the wine a final burst of energy on the close."

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Ratings on Delectable

Mike R Delectable Pro

Love it and sorry for the stock picture as forget to take a picture

Love it and sorry for the stock picture as forget to take a picture

9.3

Shay A Delectable Pro

Sweet and ripe fruit...black cherry, raspberry jam, with fresh squeezed blackberries (which I always pick up with this wine, and I attribute that to the decent percentage of Malbec in it). Good bit of licorice too. Quite silky and medium bodied on the palate...not as hefty as expected and definitely not as tannic/chalky as expected. Kiss of mint with raspberry infused dark chocolate with hardly any savory/herbal notes towards the finish. This seems totally open for business.

Sweet and ripe fruit...black cherry, raspberry jam, with fresh squeezed blackberries (which I always pick up with this wine, and I attribute that to the decent percentage of Malbec in it). Good bit of licorice too. Quite silky and medium bodied on the palate...not as hefty as expected and definitely not as tannic/chalky as expected. Kiss of mint with raspberry infused dark chocolate with hardly any savory/herbal notes towards the finish. This seems totally open for business.

9.3

Ry Delectable Pro

Winemaker Chateau Ghetto, Cellar Stag's Leap Wine Cellars,

Such a great drinker. Full bodied, rich in flavors, yet very elegant. Pour me another.

Such a great drinker. Full bodied, rich in flavors, yet very elegant. Pour me another.

10

Mike R Delectable Pro

All smiles here

All smiles here

9.3

Geoff Troup Delectable Pro

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

Tight, closed up. Has a long way to go. Tannins fairly soft for being such a youngster. Forest floor and some herbaceous qualities. Spice. I wanted to like this a bit more for the prestige, and although it's very good, I think it's difficult to judge at this stage. Check on it in 10 years.

Tight, closed up. Has a long way to go. Tannins fairly soft for being such a youngster. Forest floor and some herbaceous qualities. Spice. I wanted to like this a bit more for the prestige, and although it's very good, I think it's difficult to judge at this stage. Check on it in 10 years.

8.8

Skip Smyser

Big Valley Cab

Big Valley Cab

9.4

Keith Goldman

Subtle Cabernet

Subtle Cabernet

8.1

Mark Mannebach

Rust with flavors of red currant and wet stone overtones. Very well balanced.

Rust with flavors of red currant and wet stone overtones. Very well balanced.

9.4

Eric S

One of the best Napa Cab deals out there. Medium+ body. Great balance.

One of the best Napa Cab deals out there. Medium+ body. Great balance.

9.4

John Miller

Silky smooth black fruit, clean and light. Short finish and not much going on. Not sure if its this bottle or if it needs more age but not much going on here.

Silky smooth black fruit, clean and light. Short finish and not much going on. Not sure if its this bottle or if it needs more age but not much going on here.

8.7

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