(From 2012 Vintage) 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 our wines. Our winemaker describes Red Rock Terrace as "having velvety tannins, rich and well balanced, medium dark ruby color with cherry, mint and black currant flavors."
(From 2011 Vintage) Diamond Creek's winemaker describes Red Rock Terrace as "having velvety tannins, rich and well balanced, medium dark ruby color with cherry, mint and black currant flavors.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesDeep and keenly defined fruit sits at the heart of this complex and impressively extracted young Cabernet, and, even if toughened just now by its undisguised tannins, the wine effortlessly conveys compelling impressions of layering and real range with its fine juxtapositioning of vanilla, cassis, black olives and loamy soil spice. It is perfectly ripened with nary the least hint of excess, and it stands as a classic varietal working whose future is as sure as sure gets.