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Where the 2006 Diamond Mountain is a bit richer than its 2005 counterpart, this bottling is actually a bit pulled back from the previous edition. It still contains all the richer chocolate based elements of the first vintage but it shows a bit more Howell Mountain structure. There’s also the trademark spice component that mountain is famous for plus more of red fruit component that was absent in the 2005. The nose features notes of espresso roast, black cherries and black currants. The mocha note comes in early on the palate but is quickly buffered by the site’s natural acidity and some fine grained fruit tannin. This wine has become one of the stars in my portfolio and the two vintages waiting in the wings won’t do anything to change that. Thomas Brown, Winemaker
190 cases produced.
Aged 22 months in French Oak.
Notes: 70% New French Oak and 30% one year old oak barrels
|Alcohol: 14.9%||pH: 3.8|
|Total Acidity: .60 grams per liter|
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