Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
Intense copper hue with a light garnet ring surrounding what seems to be a dense and well-knit nose of cinnamon and clove. A fine example of delicacy co-existing with intensity. Light tannins give just enough grip to the Bordeaux flavors and warm tobacco structure.Add winemaker's notes
External Reviews for Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon
Intense copper hue with a light garnet ring surrounding what seems to be a dense and well-knit nose of cinnamon and clove. A fine example of delicacy co-existing with intensity. Light tannins give just enough grip to the Bordeaux flavors and warm tobacco structure.
Dark red-ruby. Blackberry, tart cherry and loam on the nose. Gamey on entry, then less sweet and concentrated than the first two wines. I don't get much sweetness or texture here. Closed today, with acidity showing. Seems less ripe and drier in the mouth - or is this simply too young?
This weighty quaff will tyrannize and persuade you, all at the same time. Percolating with truffles, cedar and eucalyptus, some soft tannin that finish with a full bodied, bold richness and glycerine. Offering a smoky, chocolaty, unrelenting ending
Firm and tightly structured at this stage, giving just a peek at its dense, rich core of earthy currant, anise, mineral and berry flavors before the tannins weigh in and wrap up the finish. Cellaring into 2002 is recommended, and it should easily age into 2012.
Serves up a modest array of spice, cedar and berry notes, then more flavors of currant and anise work their way to the forefront to add more depth and complexity. Finishes with soft, fleshy tannins.
Intense and deeply concentrated with an abundance of ripe, rich, lively currant, black cherry and chocolately Cabernet flavors. Impeccable balance and length. Best form 2004 through 2012. Better than when tasted upon release, last year.
Tight, complex and backward, with grape, currant and berry-laced flavors, and firm tannins on the finish. Hold off until 2004 to 2006.