Diamond Creek Vineyards

Volcanic Hill Cabernet Sauvignon

9.329 ratings
9.412 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
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.2

Balanced and lovely. Rich and integrated. Beautiful

Balanced and lovely. Rich and integrated. Beautiful

1 person found it helpfulApr 9th, 2016
Bill Bender

Sous bois, mushroom, balsamic. Not elegant by any means but a grainy, gnarled, powerful and still tannic treat.

Sous bois, mushroom, balsamic. Not elegant by any means but a grainy, gnarled, powerful and still tannic treat.

Jun 6th, 2017
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

9.8

A near perfect wine of its kind, spanning across many locales and time.

A near perfect wine of its kind, spanning across many locales and time.

Feb 25th, 2016
Marty Winters

Partial to the vintage and the producer but this still has a bit more time left. Savory and showing the beautiful pyrazine so gracefully. #timetraveling

Partial to the vintage and the producer but this still has a bit more time left. Savory and showing the beautiful pyrazine so gracefully. #timetraveling

Jul 18th, 2015
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.9

Wow 1986. Perfect tannins and fruit,good structure. Ready now. This can't get any better. Wow! With Filippo, Kevin, Anca, Jacqueline, Brian. Thanks Bill McGowan

Wow 1986. Perfect tannins and fruit,good structure. Ready now. This can't get any better. Wow! With Filippo, Kevin, Anca, Jacqueline, Brian. Thanks Bill McGowan

Nov 8th, 2014
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

10

This bold, wild, pure mountain cab was as big as they come and only 12.5% alcohol. Super fresh and with plenty of structure to go with chef Marco at Quattro's incredible ribeye. Why is there so little like this being made in napa today?

This bold, wild, pure mountain cab was as big as they come and only 12.5% alcohol. Super fresh and with plenty of structure to go with chef Marco at Quattro's incredible ribeye. Why is there so little like this being made in napa today?

Aug 14th, 2014
Jeffro Beaudeen

Wowza! still deep dark purple purple at the rim nose of violets dark fruits tinged of wood, plenty of tannins to keep rolling forward, not nearly as advanced as the gravelly meadow or red rock Terrace this wine is cranking at the moment even from a half bottle drink or hold a little longer if you have the patience

Wowza! still deep dark purple purple at the rim nose of violets dark fruits tinged of wood, plenty of tannins to keep rolling forward, not nearly as advanced as the gravelly meadow or red rock Terrace this wine is cranking at the moment even from a half bottle drink or hold a little longer if you have the patience

Nov 2nd, 2019
Jeffro Beaudeen

Very much more elegant than the red rock Terrace, some fruit some leather no real browning at the edges still some Tanic structure left , drinking nicely with a charred bit of steak not over the hill but no reason to hold it any longer again this is a half a bottle kept in my celler since release

Very much more elegant than the red rock Terrace, some fruit some leather no real browning at the edges still some Tanic structure left , drinking nicely with a charred bit of steak not over the hill but no reason to hold it any longer again this is a half a bottle kept in my celler since release

Nov 2nd, 2019
Terence Hsu

Bordeaux style. Still some fruits left, mostly secondary notes. WOTN

Bordeaux style. Still some fruits left, mostly secondary notes. WOTN

Sep 4th, 2019