Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon 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%)
External Reviews for Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon
"Firm, tight and concentrated, the earthy currant and wild berry flavors are hidden behind a wall of rich tannins, giving it excellent structure. Holds a tight focus on the finish."-From Wine Spectator
Tightly wound, smooth, rich and complex. Dusty berry, anise, sage and mineral flavors are joined by a touch of mint and rich currant. Well structured, with firm, ripe tannins. Best from 2009 through 2020. 796 cases made. Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2004 Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Volcanic Hill 750ml
Of the three outstanding new Cabernets from Diamond Creek this particular bottling is the most backward and slow-to-unfold of the bunch. With dense highly extracted curranty fruit as its major theme it slowly opens to exhibit finely placed oak rich loamy highlights and touches of stony soil in its expansive nose. Its youthful deeply filled convincingly complex flavors follow suit and are underpinned by puckery tannins that need some time to resolve. This is not a wine for drinking anytime
Tight, complex and backward, with grape, currant and berry-laced flavors, and firm tannins on the finish. Hold off until 2004 to 2006.
The 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon Volcanic Hill exhibits sweet fruit, and seems clean, but the tannin remains elevated, and it has a clipped, narrowly compressed mouthfeel as well as an astringent finish. The aromatics and flavor attack are impressive, but the finish is worrisome. This appears to be a gamble if aged beyond 5-6 years. This Cabernet is medium-bodied, but excessively tannic.
Surprisingly ripe and complex, it shows off attractive earthy, clay-laced currant notes and finishes with a long, full aftertaste.
Deep ruby-purple cast. Moderately full-bodied. Balanced acidity. Moderately extracted. Mildly tannic. Minerals, cassis. Aromatic and elegant, with an emphasis on terroir. Lean and minerally, with exceptional balance and finesse. Fine grip and intensity.
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