Diamond Creek Vineyards

Volcanic Hill Cabernet Sauvignon

9.322 ratings
9.37 pro ratings
Calistoga, 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
Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe

Dried red fruit notes. Floral.

Dried red fruit notes. Floral.

May 5th, 2015
Barry Wiss, CWE, CSS

Classic Napa. Does not get too much better.

Classic Napa. Does not get too much better.

Dec 28th, 2014
Sabra Lewis

Perfect bottle

Perfect bottle

Sep 16th, 2014
Mary Kole

And a surprise birth year wine...

And a surprise birth year wine...

Nov 23rd, 2013
Vay John Blazina

4.3/5 1984 it has been open for about two weeks with Vacuvan and needed an extra week of the two to completely open up. It has a lovely baked fruit nose now without any smell of excess aging, but slightly less flowery, with a full, slightly sweet complex body & a nice medium to long length aftertaste.

4.3/5 1984 it has been open for about two weeks with Vacuvan and needed an extra week of the two to completely open up. It has a lovely baked fruit nose now without any smell of excess aging, but slightly less flowery, with a full, slightly sweet complex body & a nice medium to long length aftertaste.

May 30th, 2020
John Svoboda

We decanted this magnum an hour before dinner. Dark purple and ruby with a slight tint of brown at edge. Bouquet of cedar, leather and dark fruit. Very well balanced, the wine showed good fruit that continued to open and evolve over 4 hours. Jammy fruit of dark berry, solid tannins provided structure and a long pleasant finish of mature cab. The wine was at or near it’s peak but probably could have lasted 5 years or more. A lovely accompaniment to beef tenderloin.

We decanted this magnum an hour before dinner. Dark purple and ruby with a slight tint of brown at edge. Bouquet of cedar, leather and dark fruit. Very well balanced, the wine showed good fruit that continued to open and evolve over 4 hours. Jammy fruit of dark berry, solid tannins provided structure and a long pleasant finish of mature cab. The wine was at or near it’s peak but probably could have lasted 5 years or more. A lovely accompaniment to beef tenderloin.

Jan 1st, 2018
Paul Shapazian

Birth year bombness

Birth year bombness

Nov 19th, 2017
James Forsyth

A dense and intense wine that has is full throttle. Very dark and tasty, if a little rustic.

A dense and intense wine that has is full throttle. Very dark and tasty, if a little rustic.

Mar 12th, 2017
Jerry Raphael

Excellent wine. Crumbly cork so had to decant and get the cork bits out. Trying it at home did not think much of it but after decanting a few times and using an aerator at the restaurant it opened up and was big and rich with a lot of black fruits and some leather. Drinking great and think I paid under $20 back in the day. One bottle left an 1982 and will have that one shortly.

Excellent wine. Crumbly cork so had to decant and get the cork bits out. Trying it at home did not think much of it but after decanting a few times and using an aerator at the restaurant it opened up and was big and rich with a lot of black fruits and some leather. Drinking great and think I paid under $20 back in the day. One bottle left an 1982 and will have that one shortly.

Jan 1st, 2017
Jason Heller

Master Sommelier

9.1

Jason had this 4 years ago

Jason had this 4 years ago

Apr 6th, 2016