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Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Gravelly Meadow 1987

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Diamond Creek's second coolest microclimate is its five-acre Gravelly Meadow vineyard. Originally a prehistoric river bed, this stony, gravelly soil drains rapidly and the vines struggle for moisture. Gravelly Meadow is its lowest yielding vineyard. The wines are described as 'earthy, cedary, jammy and ripe blackberry with a spicy expansive finish.'

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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 Napa Valley Gravelly Meadow

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/04/2011

Deep red. Overextracted, herbaceous nose of bitter cherry, leather and mint. Aggressively green menthol and herbal flavors overwhelm the wine limited fruit. Rustic, coarse and tough. 77 points Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1987 Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Gravelly Meadow 750ml



Diamond Creek's second coolest microclimate is its five-acre Gravelly Meadow vineyard. Originally a prehistoric river bed, this stony, gravelly soil drains rapidly and the vines struggle for moisture. Gravelly Meadow is its lowest yielding vineyard. The wines are described as 'earthy, cedary, jammy and ripe blackberry with a spicy expansive finish.'

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