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Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Gravelly Meadow Napa Valley 2013

External Review by WineExpress.com:

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 41 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. Gravelly Meadow is a five acre vineyard and it's the second coolest micro-climate. Originally a pre-historic river bed, this stony, gravelly soil drains rapidly and the vines struggle for moisture. Gravelly Meadow is also the lowest yielding vineyard. The wines are described as "earthy, cedary, jammy and ripe blackberry with a spicy expansive finish." James Suckling scored just this 2013 98 points saying "The aromas to this wine are phenomenal with blueberry and blackberry. It is so perfumed and floral with violets, lilacs and roses. Full body, firm tannins and super silky tannins. Yet cool and racy. Minerally with stone, as it should be. Classic Diamond Creek style. Better in 2020 but a joy to taste." Extremely Limited!!

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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 Gravelly Meadow Napa Valley

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
06/02/2016

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 41 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. Gravelly Meadow is a five acre vineyard and it's the second coolest micro-climate. Originally a pre-historic river bed, this stony, gravelly soil drains rapidly and the vines struggle for moisture. Gravelly Meadow is also the lowest yielding vineyard. The wines are described as "earthy, cedary, jammy and ripe blackberry with a spicy expansive finish." James Suckling scored just this 2013 98 points saying "The aromas to this wine are phenomenal with blueberry and blackberry. It is so perfumed and floral with violets, lilacs and roses. Full body, firm tannins and super silky tannins. Yet cool and racy. Minerally with stone, as it should be. Classic Diamond Creek style. Better in 2020 but a joy to taste." Extremely Limited!!




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