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Diamond Creek Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Red Rock Terrace 2004
The vintage was very kind to hillside wines. The heat provided as much ripeness as necessary to fully ripen tannin while the elevation helped circumvent the extremes of the strongest temperature spikes. This true ripeness manifests itself in a saturated black/garnet hue with opening notes of classic Cab character: scorched earth, blueberries, sweet tobacco and black currants. There's a sweetness to the nose that follows through on the palate with more red, blue and black fruit flavors, sweet cream, pain grille and cassis. The structure of the site comes up only in the very end to help prolong the finish and give focus to the perfectly round fruit. Cabernet Sauvignon (79%), Syrah (11%), Petit verdot (4%), Cabernet franc (3%) Malbec (2%), Merlot (1%)
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.
Chocolate nose. This wine is overly fruity - just too much sweet fruit. Its a bit overpowering as the result. For those that like it, its packed with sweet jammy black fruits. Very smooth in the mouth, little structure. A licorice and light tannin finish. Its ok, but i had to chill it to take the fruits down.
External Reviews for Diamond Creek Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Red Rock Terrace
"Bordeaux-like in its style, structure and range of flavors, with a mix of dried currant, fresh earth, mineral, tobacco and cedary oak. Gains complexity and nuance on the finish, which is long, sleek and complex. Best from 2009 through 2014. 476
Their debut vintage, the 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon, which was bottled earlier this year, is a fabulous effort. This 350-case cuvee boasts an opaque purple color as well as an expressive nose of scorched earth, blackberries, cassis, and hints of espress... Robert Parker. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2004 Levy and McClellan Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml
(cabernet sauvignon with 5% merlot) Deep medium ruby. Complex, pure aromas of cassis, mocha, brown spices, licorice and menthol. Chewy, lush and aromatic in the mouth, with remarkable intensity and depth for a vineyard planted in 1999. Thoroughly rip... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2004 Levy and McClellan 750ml