(2010 Vintage) This shows the Diamond Creek signature of dryness, mountain tannins and voluptuously ripe, concentrated fruit. It’s dense in blackberry jam and cassis flavors, with firm minerality and a lush toast note from the oak. Near perfection in all of its parts, it possesses those hard-to-define qualities of balance and elegance. Wonderful as it is now, the tannins suggest aging it for many years.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesThe question that should be asked of the new Diamond Creek wines each year is not "which one is best", but rather "how are their respective terroirs manifest?" The fact, quite simply, is that they are always good, and, in 2005, the Volcanic Hill bottling is a carefully constructed Cabernet that shows none of the central thinness that is all too typical in wines of the vintage. Dense, deep, impeccably balanced and very complex even now, it does not rely on excessive ripeness or fancy oak and is in...
Wine & SpiritsRating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 12/08.