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Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

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They have been in business for 40 years - and have right to be proud of their accomplishments. This 14.1% alchohol wine is big and bold with great intensity. The Red Rock is more approachable than the Volcanic Hill, which requires more cellaring time.

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Diamond Creek Vineyards:
Established in 1997, Diamond Creek Estate is an award winning family owned and operated vineyard and olive grove. Diamond Creek Estate is situated on the northern slopes of Mittagong, around 120 kms south of Sydney, in the Southern Highlands region of New South Wales. The property for many years was dairy country, enjoys rich basalt soil, northern sun and although at an altitude of 680 metres... Read more
Established in 1997, Diamond Creek Estate is an award winning family owned and operated vineyard and olive grove. Diamond Creek Estate is situated on the northern slopes of Mittagong, around 120 kms south of Sydney, in the Southern Highlands region of New South Wales. The property for many years was dairy country, enjoys rich basalt soil, northern sun and although at an altitude of 680 metres, it has an unique topography, which leaves it relatively immune from frost. This creates an ideal microclimate for cultivating premium quality, cool climate wine grapes and the finest olives for extra virgin olive oil. The vineyard occupies around 15 acres and a similar area is dedicated to olive trees. The vines are subject to intensive management for improvement, hand pruned and leaf-plucked as required. They are personally tended, cropped for optimised yields to produce premium quality cool climate wine grapes. Diamond Creek Estate Wines are produced only from estate grown grapes. The region, although the newest recognized geographical indication, is fast being acknowledged as a premium cool climate area and this is consistent with our objective to produce first class wines that will compete with any in Australia and overseas. Read less

External Reviews for Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/28/2010

Of the three outstanding new Cabernets from Diamond Creek, this particular bottling is the most backward and slow-to-unfold of the bunch. With dense, highly extracted curranty fruit as its major theme, it slowly opens to exhibit finely placed oak, ri... Connoisseurs' Guide. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2003 Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Volcanic Hill 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/19/2009

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2003 Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Volcanic Hill 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/13/2013

This innocuous, nearly insipid wine shows dilution, some weedy cherry and cola notes, and a light-bodied, very short finish. Drink it up. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2003 Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Gravelly Meadow 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/19/2009

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2003 Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Red Rock Terrace 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

This innocuous nearly insipid wine shows dilution some weedy cherry and cola notes and a light-bodied very short finish. Drink it up. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Of the three outstanding new Cabernets from Diamond Creek this particular bottling is the most backward and slow-to-unfold of the bunch. With dense highly extracted curranty fruit as its major theme it slowly opens to exhibit finely placed oak rich loamy highlights and touches of stony soil in its expansive nose. Its youthful deeply filled convincingly complex flavors follow suit and are underpinned by puckery tannins that need some time to resolve. This is not a wine for drinking anytime soon but it has all the right pieces in all the right places to ensure that an exceptional wine will emerge in time. Connoisseurs Guide.



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They have been in business for 40 years - and have right to be proud of their accomplishments. This 14.1% alchohol wine is big and bold with great intensity. The Red Rock is more approachable than the Volcanic Hill, which requires more cellaring time.

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