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Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Volcanic Hill 2014

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A dark rich immensely concentrated wine with tiers of currant anise blackberry fresh earth and cedary oak that pack in lots of flavor. Well-structured with firm tannins and lively acidity. Needs time. Best from 2006 through 2014. Tasted twice with consistent notes. 450 cases made. (JL) Wine Spectator.

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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 Volcanic Hill

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Vintage: 2001 07/02/2014

A dark rich immensely concentrated wine with tiers of currant anise blackberry fresh earth and cedary oak that pack in lots of flavor. Well-structured with firm tannins and lively acidity. Needs time. Best from 2006 through 2014. Tasted twice with consistent notes. 450 cases made. (JL) Wine Spectator.


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Vintage: 2001 07/02/2014

A dark rich immensely concentrated wine with tiers of currant anise blackberry fresh earth and cedary oak that pack in lots of flavor. Well-structured with firm tannins and lively acidity. Needs time... Wine Spectator.


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Vintage: 2000 01/17/2009

Wine Spectator ReviewAn herbal style, with green olive, sage, mineral and dusty berry fruit that's complex and firm, though the tannins are a bit raw. Best from 2004 through 2012.


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Vintage: 1996 01/16/2009

This year's version is ripe and intense, showing concentrated wild berry, currant, sage, anise and spice flavors, with a chalky accent adding interest. Tannins are tight and chewy. Needs cellaring. Best from 2004 through 2012. 1,000 cases made. (JL) Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1996 Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Volcanic Hill 750ml


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Vintage: 1994 02/27/2013

...offers a glorious display of blackcurrant, plum, and blueberry fruit gently infused with toasty oak... layers of ripe, unctuously-textured fruit, full body, and hard hitting tannin... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1994 Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Volcanic Hill 750ml


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Vintage: 1992 01/19/2009

After the less than inspirational efforts Diamond Creek has produced since 1985, the three cuvees of 1992 Cabernet Sauvignon exhibit better richness, excellent purity, and deep ruby/purple colors. Nevertheless, for longtime fans of Diamond Creek Cab... Robert Parker. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1992 Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Volcanic Hill 750ml


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Vintage: 1986 11/09/2011

Dark, dense, ripe and flavorful, with complex mint, currant, blackberry and earth nuances. Tannins are softening, but this wine can age another decade.--Diamond Creek vertical. Drink now through 2008. 1,035 cases made. (JL) Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1986 Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Volcanic Hill 1500ml


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