Luscious vanilla, spice and toasty French oak are the mainstays of this wine. The wine is complex with nuances of plums, bitter sweet chocolate, smoke and cedar. Remains balanced throughout. Bold and complex with chewy tannins insures this wine will age for many years to come. Very nice finish that beckons you to come back for more. Will lay down for 15 to 20. 525 cases produced.
Red Rock Terrace, a warm microclimate, is 7 acres of north facing vineyard. The red tinted soil is high in iron content. The wine from Red Rock Terrace is the most accessible and earliest drinkable of all Diamond Creek's wines.
89 Points, Wine Spectator:
"Intense and concentrated, very tight and compact. Complex aromas lead to ripe blackberry and wild berry fruit, with mineral, sage and dusty berry and cedar notes that are juicy and layered at points. Needs a lot of time. Best from 2012 through 2020. 525 cases made. –JL" (11/15/2009)