Red

2016 Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Gravelly Meadow

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Diamond Mountain
Drink between 2027 - 2042 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • joshabr Likes this wine: 97 points

    November 24, 2020 - Big, inky purple, dense ripe fruit, but actually surprisingly elegant and balanced. I was expecting this might be a bit over the top after seeing the color, but there are quite fine tannins on the finish and the structure holds the wine together nicely. Very good.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • OmiyaDrinker wrote: 95 points

    October 1, 2020 - Tar, burnt rubber, ash, black currant, dark plum, shaved pencil, vanilla turning into toffee, forest floor, moist bark. Delicious fruit on the palate, super intense busting blackberries but with a savoury umami component of animal fat. Very dense in the mid-palate. Components aren't integrated as yet but each of them is sensational. The finish almost rains on your palate. Wow.

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  • Nipperu Likes this wine: 98 points

    October 1, 2020 - clear deep purple

    Sweet blackcurrants, dark plum, cola
    Graphite pencils/wood box,
    Tar/burnt rubber
    Coconut, toffee, spice
    Woody herb: rosemary? Bark?
    Saline?

    Dry - sweet fruit, vanilla, green character
    High fine tannins
    Full body but nimble
    Med+ acid
    Med+ alc - very well balanced. (Actually 14.5!)
    Med+ finish

    Excellent. Keeps evolving in glass, 3 hour decant.

    1 person found this helpful Comments (1)
  • Geaux Tigers wrote: 97 points

    December 6, 2019 - From a 375, PnP with a decant. Vanilla, crushed blueberries, blueberry cream pie, cigar box, bramble brush. No rough edges, long finish, inky, viscous, great tannin management here, hint of bubble gum on a long finish. Easy 100 WA in 5 years.

    2 people found this helpful Comments (1)
  • Philip67 Likes this wine: 95 points

    November 10, 2019 - Gorgeous. Far more integrated than the '17's. Big fruit but still elegant. Spicy vanilla oak.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Antonio Galloni
    2017 & 2018 Napa Valley In Depth (Jan 2020), 1/1/2020 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • Type Red
  • Producer Diamond Creek
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Gravelly Meadow
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Diamond Mountain
  • UPC Code 4000143062978

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 10 (1%)
  • In Cellars 683 (91%)
  • Consumed 54 (7%)

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