Diamond Mountain District Cabs always are very tannic, and so is this one, but it should reward cellaring. It’s well-oaked, with balancing acids and a tremendous core of blackberry and currant fruit that penetrates the palate and lasts through the finish. Combines power and finesse. Drink now–2015.
Lacking perhaps the sheer opulence of the ‚’01, this estate Cab compensates with ageworthiness. It’s bone dry and stiff in tannins, with a new-oak veneer sheathing black currant and cherry flavors. It’s so rich and balanced that it should have no trouble developing for a decade.
From this mountain district in Napa Valley, a well-tailored wine that opens with ripe aromas of blackberry, cassis and oak. Drinks rich, layered and quite tannic, and then turns dry on the finish. Needs a few years to soften and open up.