2008 still a punch in the face. Big mountain fruit, still holding its complexity. — 2 days ago
What a steal for the price! Ruby finish with a hint of youth on the aroma. ￼Touch of Pakistan and pepper on the pallet at first with some blackberry, smooth finish. — 8 days ago
Ripe black & red fruits, aromatic & full bodied. Smooth, mellow, with spice notes on finish. 14.4% ABV. 121 cases made. — 16 days ago
Perfect timing on this one. Want more. Way too easy to drink and a little dangerous. Nice layers and complex wine. Diamond mountain never disappoints. — 3 days ago
If you like sweet wine, you like this. Super juicy and cool-sweet. — a month ago
Picked this up at Nickel & Nickel’s Entrecôte en Baguette Futures Tasting. Seems similar to the movie “Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade,” from the 15-16 reds we tasted, we chose the Sori Bricco wisely. 😂
The nose is very brooding. Big, dark, black ripe ruby & liqueured fruits of; black plum, blackberries, dark cherries, mulberries, poached strawberries & creamed raspberries. Dark chocolate, non distinctive baking spices, steep tea, limestone, bay leaf, sage, dark berry fruit cola, dark, rich soils, dark spice, dry crushed rocks, anise, dry tobacco leaf, graphite, dry twig, slightly, moist clay, volcanic ash, saddle-wood with fresh, candied; dark, red, purple flowers framed in lavender with accents of violets.
For a 13, the palate is nicely round & full. Still showing big dark, chewy & somewhat tarry tannins. It’s fresh, juicy, concentrated & gorgeous. This wine is delicious tonight but, my next bottle won’t be for another 6-7 years. It has big teeth. The structure, tension, length and balance are good but, it will be at least 6-7 more years before they show their best. There is a sexy flow over the palate. Big, dark, black ripe ruby & liqueured fruits of; black plum, blackberries, dark cherries, mulberries, poached strawberries & creamed raspberries. Dark chocolate, mocha powder, caramel notes, understated; clove, nutmeg, cinnamon & vanilla, steep tea, limestone, bay leaf, sage, dark berry fruit cola, dark, rich soils, dark Indian & Asian spice with palate heat, dry crushed rocks, anise, dry tobacco leaf, graphite, dry twig, pronounced, dry top soil, slightly, moist clay, volcanic ash, saddle-wood with fresh, candied; dark, red, purple flowers framed in lavender with accents of violets. The acidity is round & excellent. For me, It holds the slightly higher ABV in check. The finish is; big, lush, ruby, nicely knitted & balanced elegant and slides into dark, tarry, chewy, silty, dusty tannins that persist minutes and then tailing off into dark spice.
This is easily a 20-25 year wine & perhaps more, properly stored of course.
Photos of; buffet of decanted Nickel & Nickel red wines (pretty sure the decanter buffet will go away after Covid), the branded archway you drive under to get to the property, courtyard pond & guests of the event enjoying lunch made to pair with their wines. — 25 days ago
This shows some bricking. Classic cabernet cassis (black currant)fruit. Fennel, hints of cedar, a nice dusty/gravel note. Tannins are soft (almost plush) and open. Acidity builds as it opens up. This hit its peak on night two after remaining fairly reticent on the first evening. The third evening it was singing nicely but lacked the intensity of the second night. — 13 days ago