1996 Diamond Creek Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Gravelly Meadow Diamond Mountain
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Our second coolest microclimate is our five-acre Gravelly Meadow vineyard. Originally a prehistoric river bed, this stony, gravelly soil drains rapidly and the vines struggle for moisture. Gravelly Meadow is our lowest yielding vineyard. The wines are described as “earthy, cedary, jammy and ripe blackberry with a spicy expansive finish.”
International Wine CellarRating: 89-92 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 78, May/June 1998. Very good deep ruby color. Penetrating nose of cassis, minerals and violet; offers an almost sappy sweetness. Fat and sweet in the mouth, with nicely integrated acids and a lively hint of mint. Finishes with rather suave, tongue-coating tannins. Very nicely balanced and stuffed with fruit.
Wine SpectatorRating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/31/98.
Vintage ChartRating for United States-California: 90 (slightly better than average year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: too young, let it sit<br/>