2018 - Diamond Creek Red Rock Terrace Cabernet Sauvignon
14B8DCRTSM _ 2018 - Diamond Creek Red Rock Terrace Cabernet Sauvignon - 1x150cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Diamond Creek
Region
Napa Valley
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon
Drinking
2024 - 2044
Case size
1x150cl
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2018 DIAMOND CREEK RED ROCK TERRACE CABERNET SAUVIGNON - 1x150cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Diamond Creek
Region
Napa Valley
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon
Drinking
2024 - 2044
Case size
1x150cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £545.35 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • AG

    Antonio Galloni, October 2021,
    Score: 96

    The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Rock Terrace stands out in this range because of bright, savory-infused bouquet and overall energy. Medium in body, the Red Rock Terrace is all about energy and drive. There's plenty of power too, but it is expressive in more of a linear fashion. Bright red fruit, iron, dried herbs and blood orange are some of the many nuances that start to develop with a bit of time in the glass. Drink 2028-2048.

  • WA

    Wine Advocate, March 2021,
    Score: 98

    The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Rock Terrace is a blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 4.5% Malbec and 4.5% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple, it comes bounding out of the glass with exuberant notes of cassis, plum preserves, cedar chest and pencil lead, plus wafts of black truffles, damp soil and unsmoked cigars. Medium to full-bodied, the palate bursts with black berry flavors and wonderful freshness, packed with loads of subtle savory layers and textured by approachable, plush tannins, finishing on a lingering fragrant earth note. Drink 2024-2048.

  • JS

    James Suckling, April 2022,
    Score: 96

    Blackberries, blueberries, crushed stones, tile and violets. Medium-to full-bodied with fine, silky tannins. Tight, polished and lightly austere. Sweet fruit in the mid-palate. This needs at least four to five years to open and come together. Best after 2026.

  • DC

    Decanter, February 2022,
    Score: 92

    Spicy aromas of cumin and black pepper, black fruits, lavender and hints of mint roasted meat, clove and smoke. It has a gravelly texture with firm tannins. Drink 2022-2035

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Producer

Diamond Creek

In 1968, visionaries Al and Boots Brounstein changed the destiny of Napa Valley wines forever. Ignoring the naysayers and recognising the region’s potential for growing exceptional Single-Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, they ventured to plant Bordeaux varietals while the creditors tried to convince them otherwise. With naught but a borrowed tractor, Al cleared 20 acres of land in the secluded Diamond Mountain AVA, and Diamond Creek was born. Carved out of the mountain, Diamond Creek consists of four distinctly different vineyards – Gravelly Meadow, Lake Vineyard, Red Rock Terrace, and Volcanic Hill – all of which are blessed with a unique microclimate and soil type. While the single vineyard wines are vinified and matured identically, each wine has its own personality, expressing the individuality of the microsites from where they are grown. Now owned by the Rouzard family of world-renowned Maison Louis Roederer, the Brounsteins have found the perfect successors to Diamond Creek: a family with a deep devotion to history and tradition, and a pioneering vision for the future of all its estates.

Region

Napa Valley

This small town north of San Francisco has grown up to be one of California’s most famous wine regions. It is home to opulent Cabernets and sweetly-spiced Zinfandels, grown across many sub-regions including Stags Leap, Rutherford, Oakville and others. Cooling ocean fogs roll in from the Pacific at night and burn off in the summer sunshine, keeping the region cooler than you would expect for its latitude, and help produce some of the best Californian wines. Napa wines have the concentration and structure to age magnificently.