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Diamond Creek Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Red Rock Terrace 2009

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Not yet reviewed; 2008 vintage rated 95 points by Wine & Spirits: This wine’s dark, curranty tension captures Red Rock’s cooler, northern exposure. It takes the rich, saturated flavors of classic Napa Valley cabernet in a fresh direction; a walk in the woods harvesting berries and morels. The finesse of the tannins combines with the zesty cool of the fruit to trigger all sorts of pleasure receptors in the brain. This is elegant and hard to resist, though it will reward a decade of patient cellaring.

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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.
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Editorial Reviews for Diamond Creek Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Red Rock Terrace

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,060
3.50 5
04/16/2012

While not terribly aromatic, this does show a nice balance of oak-derived spice notes, slightly herbal and earth-framed black raspberry and cassis notes, and an intriguing floral element. Nicely scaled, this has a rich edge but is still medium-bodied with lively acidity and soft, velvety tannins. There’s a nice core of fleshy blackberry fruit along with a little meaty edge that drives to a slightly drying, modest finish. This is a really finely textured wine, with a nice balance of flavor that doesn’t hit you over the head and ends with some refreshing structure. 87pts


Member Reviews for Diamond Creek Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Red Rock Terrace

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Snooth User: judgelog
34584867
4.00 5
04/18/2012

Very rich and flavorful with nice fruit and tannins. This is one of my go-to wines that I always have a few bottles in the cellar. Very consistently excellent from vintage to vintage. Great with grilled beef. Over the last few years the price on this has dropped from around $20 to under $13 at some of the big retailers, making it a really good bargain.


Snooth User: runningbear
43154608
3.00 5
10/02/2011

decent, not tannic. good value


Snooth User: zinblonde
914043198
4.00 5
03/08/2012

Full bodied dry red, medium body. Good value.


Snooth User: Jibbs
106848829
4.00 5
04/20/2012

Full bodied. Not too oaky. Fruity and light peppery end.


Snooth User: Wineclub9
96596420
4.00 5
11/03/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for Diamond Creek Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Red Rock Terrace

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/20/2012

WINEMAKER'S NOTES2009 was an excellent vintage that featured only light spring rain, warm summer weather and no abrupt climate changes at season's end. This allowed us to be highly selective during harvest, choosing the very best fruit only when completely ripe. The result of these amazing conditions is a perfectly balanced and elegantly textured wine with supple tannins, rich fruit concentration and alluring notes of spice and wood. It is a lovely accompaniment to filet mignon topped with bleu cheese, grilled lamb chops or truffle buttered potatoes. - WineryTASTING PROFILEAppearance: MagentaAromas: Cherries, currants, and aniseFlavors: Blackberries, plums, dark chocolate and toasted oakAppellation: CaliforniaBlend: 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot, 5% Malbec, 3% Merlot, 2% Cabernet FrancAlcohol: 13.5%Total Acid: .58pH: 3.73Barrel Regimen: 15 months in French oakReleased: January 2011


External Review
01/03/2012

The cornerstone of Coppolarsquo;s Diamond Collection, this Cabernet-based blend is hearty and full-flavored, but very soft on the palate. Deep black fruit and spice notes abound, making this a great easy-drinking red for burgers, pulled pork or goulash.


External Review
09/27/2011

Soft and lush, this is a super ripe blend of Bordeaux varieties blackened to fig, dark cherry and prune flavors. The tarry tannins will match braised meats.


External Review
08/15/2011

This Claret is always elegant, but this year it's a true show stopper; lush with a beautiful tapestryof smooth tannins, intense flavor, and seductive aromas.


External Review
07/11/2011

In this Bordeaux-style blend, Cabernet Sauvignon takes the lead to give the wine its deep color and texture. Soft on the palate, with notes of wild blackberries, dark cherries and a hint of cedar smoke.


External Review
01/03/2012

This bright Cabernet reveals deep fruit flavors of blackberry and blueberry. Coppolarsquo;s Claret is a rich, full-bodied Cabernet with enticing overtones of spice and oak. This wine ends in a delightful long finish. Claret makes for a delicious complement to any red meat dish.


External Review
03/01/2012

Layers of luscious flavors are revealed in each bottle, exuding style and confidence. This Cabernet is multi-faceted and complex with layers of berry, cherry and toasted oak flavors.


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Not yet reviewed; 2008 vintage rated 95 points by Wine & Spirits: This wine’s dark, curranty tension captures Red Rock’s cooler, northern exposure. It takes the rich, saturated flavors of classic Napa Valley cabernet in a fresh direction; a walk in the woods harvesting berries and morels. The finesse of the tannins combines with the zesty cool of the fruit to trigger all sorts of pleasure receptors in the brain. This is elegant and hard to resist, though it will reward a decade of patient cellaring.

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