Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Sampler 2VH 2RRT 2GM 2011

  • Type: Red
  • Producer: Diamond Creek
  • Varietal: Sampler
  • Country: USA
  • Region: California
  • Size: F6- 6 fifth sampler
  • Bin: E0788
$1,800.00
In stock
SKU
E0788
Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Sampler 2VH 2RRT 2GM 2011 is available to buy in increments of 1

Sampler Contains:

  • 2 bottles Volcanic Hill 2008 (750ml)
  • 2 bottles Red Rock Terrace 2008 (750ml)
  • 2 bottles Gravelly Meadow 2008 (750ml)

 

Volcanic Hill-96 pts

The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Volcanic Hill is composed of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Malbec, 1% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc. It was aged for 22 months in French oak, 100% new. Medium to deep garnet in color, it needs a little coaxing to reveal profound notes of chocolate-covered mint, kirsch, blackcurrant pastilles and tobacco leaf with nuances of cedar chest, new leather and pencil lead. The medium-bodied palate is chock-full of black and red fruit flavors plus tons of earthy/savory accents and a firm yet plush texture, finishing with epic length and loads of provocative mineral and spice nuances. The stated alcohol is just 13.5%, but the intensity and energy of this wine make it seem weightier.-Robert Parker

Red Rock Terrace-93 pts

The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Rock Terrace is lighter in body than the Gravelly Meadow. It is perhaps a bit more aromatically expressive than that wine, but less deep and complex. Today, the Red Rock Terrace is hard to get a read on as the tannins are massive. Still, there is a lot going on in the glass. Iron, tar, licorice, dark red fruit and deep veins of minerality propel the tense, powerful finish. This is going to be a fascinating wine to follow. Anticipated maturity: 2023-2048.- Robert Parker

93 pts Wine Advocate

The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Gravelly Meadow is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Malbec, 5% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc. It was aged for 22 months in 100% new French oak. Medium to deep garnet in color, it leaps from the glass with bold, expressive notes of plum preserves, warm cassis and dried mulberries with hints of cigar box, spice cake, dusty soil and menthol plus a touch of bouquet garni. Medium-bodied, the palate bursts with vibrant, youthful black fruits plus loads of savory/spicy sparks, framed by soft tannins and lively acidity, finishing with loads of minerally layers.-Robert Parker