• W&S: 98

    Wine & Spirits Magazine Score

    98

    Close

Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Red Rock Terrace 2005

External Review by Premier Wine & Spirits:

...indeed, pretty - [it] maintains its girlish form despite relatively rapid aging... very much in the front of the mouth... appear[s] to flatter the palate's vanity while blithely begging deepr issues... known for being very extracted, concentrated wine...

Add winemaker's notes
  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • + List It
  • + Critic Score

    Submit a Critic Score

    Score:

    Name of Critic:

    Close
4.33 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
Red Rock Winery:
Over the past decade Red Rock has gained an enviable reputation for producing superb ultra premium wines. They are handcrafted on the estate from vines that creep up the side of a dormant volcano west of Geelong. The mineral-rich soil, low rainfall and cool climate result in a unique terroir which, when coupled with sensitive winemaking, yields distinctly individual wines with power and finesse.
Suggested Recipe Pairing presented by
Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake

RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.

View Recipe

External Reviews for Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Red Rock Terrace

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/19/2011

...indeed, pretty - [it] maintains its girlish form despite relatively rapid aging... very much in the front of the mouth... appear[s] to flatter the palate's vanity while blithely begging deepr issues... known for being very extracted, concentrated wine...


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

The 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Rock Terrace, usually the most accessible of the Diamond Creek Cabernets, possesses earthiness, a distinct mintiness, and astringent tannin in the finish. The bouquet reveals classic notes of cassis intermixed with tobacco leaf, cedar, and licorice. The Cabernet is medium-bodied, but excessively tannic.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Wonderful depth, richness and purity of flavor to this young Red Rock, with juicy black cherry, currant, wild berry, plum, cedar, mineral and light oak nuances. Tight and concentrated, it's a superb wine, rich and long on the finish. Best from 2004 through 2018.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

This well-made '88 boasts smoke, rain forest and pomegranate aromas. These Diamond Creek wines need to be tasted to be believed! Brick in color and slightly smoky with raspberry and wildberry flavors that carry through.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Cedar and cigar box nuances with expansive, young fruit. Pretty hard to believe it was bottled in '89. These wines are built for age. Tasting is believing - low in acidity with terraced structure reminiscent of Merlot in smoothness and suppleness.


External Review
Source: WineGlobe.com
01/29/2009

Smooth, rich and complex, with a concentrated core of earthy currant, black cherry, herb and toasty oak. Plush textured at first but then the tannins flex their muscles, suggesting a need for cellaring. Long finish. Best from 2007 through 2019.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

An excellent '88, with ripe cherry and currant, pretty spice shadings, firm but ripe tannins and, most importantly, a long and lingering finish.


1 2


All Prices

Shipping to:


Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »

Cabernet Sauvignon Top Lists








Snooth Media Network