Diamond Creek Vineyards

Gravelly Meadow Cabernet Sauvignon

9.4396 ratings
9.4129 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Mike R
9.6

WNH Iowa and Saturday night

WNH Iowa and Saturday night

May 25th, 2019
Bill Bender

From decanter and contributed by a late arriver....so I’m not sure of how long it was open, but this was petulant. Just so youthful and stubborn.

From decanter and contributed by a late arriver....so I’m not sure of how long it was open, but this was petulant. Just so youthful and stubborn.

May 19th, 2019
Bill Bender

This was my WOTF among impressive company. Profound rocky soiled pleasures on full tilt. Amber edges and just so round, lush and full from jump. Blackberry kirsch and cassis. Softening tannins but this wine has the stuffing to be a 50+ year wine IMO. Profound in its aged intensity. An exceptional special wine. Big ups to @Shawn R for this one.

This was my WOTF among impressive company. Profound rocky soiled pleasures on full tilt. Amber edges and just so round, lush and full from jump. Blackberry kirsch and cassis. Softening tannins but this wine has the stuffing to be a 50+ year wine IMO. Profound in its aged intensity. An exceptional special wine. Big ups to @Shawn R for this one.

May 19th, 2019
Mike Saviage

Mostly opaque. Dark purple-ish tawny. Distinctive nose; ripe cherry, hickory, spice, some rhubarb and a little flower scent. Decent balance in the mouth with fruit and some remaining structure. Declined in performance with 2+ hours of air. Decent juice but drink up.

Mostly opaque. Dark purple-ish tawny. Distinctive nose; ripe cherry, hickory, spice, some rhubarb and a little flower scent. Decent balance in the mouth with fruit and some remaining structure. Declined in performance with 2+ hours of air. Decent juice but drink up.

Jan 12th, 2019
Palmer Emmitt

Owner/Winemaker Judge Palmer

9.3

Best part of coming home - raiding dad’s cellar. As usual these wines hold up as well as anything - 37 years later this wine rules.

Best part of coming home - raiding dad’s cellar. As usual these wines hold up as well as anything - 37 years later this wine rules.

Nov 9th, 2018
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.1

Austere at the moment

Austere at the moment

Jul 21st, 2018
Shay A
9.5

Monthly wine group met up and had an Italian wine night at one of the local Italian BYOB spots. Really fantastic Italian wines were brought, as well as some random bottles that were outside the theme (but worthy of opening regardless of theme).

Leave it to
@Benjamin Keator to bring something like this! Geez, what a wine. My first Diamond Creek. Fruit very much still there (blackberries, plum, cocoa dusted dates, leather) surrounded by clay notes. Still retaining some structure and while its peak is behind it, this is most definitely still incredibly enjoyable. Great finish on this wine. Bravo, Ben.

Monthly wine group met up and had an Italian wine night at one of the local Italian BYOB spots. Really fantastic Italian wines were brought, as well as some random bottles that were outside the theme (but worthy of opening regardless of theme).

Leave it to
@Benjamin Keator to bring something like this! Geez, what a wine. My first Diamond Creek. Fruit very much still there (blackberries, plum, cocoa dusted dates, leather) surrounded by clay notes. Still retaining some structure and while its peak is behind it, this is most definitely still incredibly enjoyable. Great finish on this wine. Bravo, Ben.

May 9th, 2018
jesus g

Hospitality Schramsberg Vineyards

10

And the chateau musar 1995!

And the chateau musar 1995!

Nov 6th, 2017
John Lenart

WOW! Earthy and elegant nose. Tobacco, red fruit, plum. Nice mature California cab. Wow, just wow. Cranberry, blackberry, leather, mushroom, spice. So elegant. Everything elegant and complex that Napa Cab can be.

WOW! Earthy and elegant nose. Tobacco, red fruit, plum. Nice mature California cab. Wow, just wow. Cranberry, blackberry, leather, mushroom, spice. So elegant. Everything elegant and complex that Napa Cab can be.

2 people found it helpfulDec 9th, 2015
Richard Jennings

WOTD at our recent 1974 retrospective. Silky textured, with rich black currant, spice and wonderful balance. Decades to go yet.

WOTD at our recent 1974 retrospective. Silky textured, with rich black currant, spice and wonderful balance. Decades to go yet.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 22nd, 2015