Diamond Creek Vineyards

Red Rock Terrace Cabernet Sauvignon

9.46 ratings
9.42 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Chris McClellan

Uber concentrated fruit, blackcherry , plum, new oak, jalapeño and mint. For as young as this giant is it was still utterly amazing with a long decant..paired perfect with our wagyu brisket...will be for sure brilliant in years to come..

Uber concentrated fruit, blackcherry , plum, new oak, jalapeño and mint. For as young as this giant is it was still utterly amazing with a long decant..paired perfect with our wagyu brisket...will be for sure brilliant in years to come..

Jun 21st, 2020
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9.4

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Rock Terrace is a dark, powerful wine. It is also richer and more immediate than has been the norm here in the past. Bold and racy in the glass with tremendous fruit density, the 2016 is packed with a whole range of super-ripe red cherry and red plum fruit flavors. Spice, floral and licorice overtones add a pretty upper register to this expressive and surprisingly accessible young Diamond Creek Cabernet. Readers won't have to cellar the 2016 too long - that much is clear. The 2016 was done with 120% new oak, which means 100% new in the first year and another 20% new in the second year, which I don't think this wine really needs. That said, the oak is very nicely balanced. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2020)

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Rock Terrace is a dark, powerful wine. It is also richer and more immediate than has been the norm here in the past. Bold and racy in the glass with tremendous fruit density, the 2016 is packed with a whole range of super-ripe red cherry and red plum fruit flavors. Spice, floral and licorice overtones add a pretty upper register to this expressive and surprisingly accessible young Diamond Creek Cabernet. Readers won't have to cellar the 2016 too long - that much is clear. The 2016 was done with 120% new oak, which means 100% new in the first year and another 20% new in the second year, which I don't think this wine really needs. That said, the oak is very nicely balanced. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2020)

Jan 17th, 2020
Peter Collins

Earthy and not overly structured. The fruit comes through with nice subtlety and depth at the same time. This is a great California Cab!

Earthy and not overly structured. The fruit comes through with nice subtlety and depth at the same time. This is a great California Cab!

Apr 15th, 2020
Tyler Hensley

Account Manager at LDF Sales & Distributing

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Feb 23rd, 2019
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Jun 21st, 2020
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