Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill 2016 (B)

Vintage
2016
Country
USA
Region
Napa Valley
Size
750ml
Grapes
Cabernet Sauvignon
Rating
WA99,WS96,WE96,JS97
$386.00
SKU:
W-121-0013-QT-216
Description

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Volcanic Hill is blended of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple in color, it charges out of the gate with exuberant black cherry cordial, plum preserves and blueberry pie notions with touches of dark chocolate, cinnamon stick, cloves, camphor and candied violets. Full-bodied, the palate is decadently fruited with black and blue berry layers, framed by firm yet plush tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with wonderfully long-lasting, opulent baking spice nuances.- WA99

Offers a dense core of ripe and fleshy fruit, with plum, cassis and blackberry notes in the mix, held in check for now by racy, charcoal-edged tannins that run throughout. The finish is very long, rippling with sanguine and smoldering cast iron details that give this serious mouthwatering cut. - WS96

This is an intensely powerful Cabernet Sauvignon, with 8% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc blended in. It is robust in firm tannins that prop up flavors of leather, dark chocolate, sage and crushed rock, accented by toasted oak and cedar. It will benefit from aging; enjoy 2026–2031. - WE96

Blackberries and blueberries with pine nuts and ink. Wet earth and fresh mushrooms. Full body with a vortex of fruit that just squeezes through at the finish. Ripe and polished tannins. Extremely long. Needs four to five years of bottle age.- JS97

The Winery

Founded in 1968, Diamond Creek is California's first exclusively Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Vineyard. Visionary pioneer Al Brounstein defied modern conventions and planted Bordeaux varietals on secluded Diamond Mountain. The three vineyards produce a small amount of long-lived wines that are elegant with great depth and richness, honored and cherished by connoisseurs the world over. Taste the differences imparted to the wine by the distinct soils and micro-climates of Diamond Creek Vineyards.

Our second coolest micro-climate is our five-acre Gravelly Meadow vineyard. Originally a pre-historic river bed, this stony, gravelly soil drains rapidly and the vines struggle for moisture.

May we also suggest...
Chateau Haut Saint Martin
$45.00
The wine is aged in oak barrels for 12-months, making it a tannic and fruity wine with a round palate. It gives off aromas of wood and red fruits, just like all great wines of old tradition.
Chateau Cheval Blanc 1982 (Nett) Chateau Cheval Blanc 1982 (Nett)
$47.00 OFF
Chateau Cheval Blanc
$1,948.00 $1,995.00
This wine has proven to be one of Bordeaux's modern day legends. Absolutely spectacular for its first 7-8 years after bottling, the wine has gradually begun to reveal more delineation, structure, and tannin... It...
Bibbiano
$52.00
A racy style whose vibrant acidity drives flavors of black cherry, black currant, iron, earth and soy. Still very firm, with the acidity acting in tandem with refined tannins. Fine length. Drink now through 2033. -...
Chateau Calon Segur 1999 Chateau Calon Segur 1999
$18.00 OFF
Limited time offer
Chateau Calon Segur
$207.00 $225.00
This supple 1999 is an elegant, lighter-styled Calon-Segur, particularly when compared to the 2000. It exhibits an evolved color, sweet cherry and dusty berry fruit, and hints of dried herbs. It is a spicy,...
Chateau Lyonnat
$60.00
This wine is full of character, medium to deep cherry red with an intense nose of marinated plums, black cherries and complex, tertiary aromas. Medium to full bodied, with depth, structure, well-integrated oak, and a...
Palazzo
$95.00
Aromas of wild berry, forest floor and a whiff of thyme lift out of the glass. The concentrated palate offers dried black cherry, chewing tobacco and star anise alongside taut, fine-grained tannins. Drink 2023–2030. -...
Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Rouge 1998 Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Rouge 1998
$22.00 OFF
Limited time offer
Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte
$257.00 $279.00
Decadent aromas here, with meat, ripe fruit and spices. Full-bodied, with round, soft tannins and lots of spicy, earthy and leafy flavors. Long and rich. Give it a little more bottle age. This has always been...
Scotchmans Hill
$81.00
Bright, clear crimson-purple; hand-picked, 75% destemmed, 25% whole bunches, wild ferment, hand-plunged twice daily, one-third new French oak for 18 months, mlf in barrel, lightly fined, filtered. A lot of attention...
JJ Hahn
$98.00
The 2005 Shiraz 1928 is opaque purple-colored with an expressive bouquet of cedar, pencil lead, mineral, violets, tar, blueberry, and blackberry. This is followed by a medium-to full-bodied wine with gobs of ripe...
Chateau Talbot
$178.00
Here is a nice concentration of fruits from the sun. This wine offers elegant aromas such as plum, almond blossoms and kernel, characteristics of Cabernet Sauvignon. It is perfectly balanced, with round tannins very...
Chateau d'Armailhac
$180.00
Medium deep ruby/purple-colored with a sweet perfume of cedar wood, chocolate, oak, and black currants, this medium-bodied, attractive, soft Pauillac is ideal for drinking now and over the next 12-13 years. - WA89 A...

 

Account

View more results
No products were found.

Create a free account to use wishlists.

Sign in