Diamond Creek 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Rock Terrace, Napa Valley
Diamond Creek is one of the most iconic names in Napa Valley wines. In 1968 Al Brounstein discovered that Diamond Mountain was an extraordinarily good place to grow Cabernet Sauvignon. He defined three vineyard locations by their soil and topography and started producing single vineyard Cabs that absolutely blew everyone's mind. His first release was 40 years ago and the wines are still produced in extremely limited quantities that are snapped up by anyone who can get their hands on them.
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 drinkable. The winemaker describes Red Rock Terrace Cab as "having velvety tannins, rich and well balanced, medium dark ruby color with cherry, mint and black currant flavors." James Suckling just scored this 97 points saying "Aromas of blackberry, blueberry and warm stone. Full body, very layered. Perfectly fine tannins. Round and dense texture yet perfectly balanced. A pretty and joyous young wine. 537 cases made. Enjoy tasting but better in four or five years." Extremely Limited!!