Mueller Family Vineyards

Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon

9.220 ratings
9.11 pro ratings
Diamond Mountain, 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
Henrik Poulsen

A classic Napa Valley CS from an era where everything was about sheer size and brute force.
With zero points earned for elegance this will please folks in the “big & bold” camp.

A classic Napa Valley CS from an era where everything was about sheer size and brute force.
With zero points earned for elegance this will please folks in the “big & bold” camp.

Jun 2nd, 2019
TheSkip

Second time I’ve had this almost a year apart. Still overly tannic, despite its age.

Perfectly serviceable with steak, but otherwise overpriced and I can see how this landed on LastBottle.

Second time I’ve had this almost a year apart. Still overly tannic, despite its age.

Perfectly serviceable with steak, but otherwise overpriced and I can see how this landed on LastBottle.

Sep 8th, 2018
Ralph Clark

This bottle is drinking relatively flat with no real depth or character. Acidic finish with more green fruit vs black or even red fruit. Drinkable and more value oriented when they were charging $50-60. Sadly disappointed.

This bottle is drinking relatively flat with no real depth or character. Acidic finish with more green fruit vs black or even red fruit. Drinkable and more value oriented when they were charging $50-60. Sadly disappointed.

Aug 6th, 2017
Jamelle Legaspi

Smooth and full bodied with silky smooth finish. I can tell its losing some complexity since the last time I had it.

Smooth and full bodied with silky smooth finish. I can tell its losing some complexity since the last time I had it.

Apr 5th, 2017
Jamelle Legaspi

Wow. Fruity, complex, smoother once it airs for 20 min. This is a must have.

Wow. Fruity, complex, smoother once it airs for 20 min. This is a must have.

Feb 25th, 2016
William Leslie

There is a mild vanilla and medium oak flavor that stays through out the wine there are fruit flavor a but they are a bit masked. Although tough to pin point I would say black current characteristics are showing but no real fruit juices. The wine is dry and a bit alcoholic which takes a great deal away from the flavors. I tasted over a 4 hr decanting hoping for a change.... But only in the smoothness. Yes, the redeeming characteristic is that the wine is very smooth to drink, almost light for a cab. it is possible that it was a bit early to crack this one open, but the decanting should still allow some of the flavors to show through better. For the price point it is a very large miss, because there are better at this level. I have another in the cellar that I'll wait longer with and see if I feel different.

There is a mild vanilla and medium oak flavor that stays through out the wine there are fruit flavor a but they are a bit masked. Although tough to pin point I would say black current characteristics are showing but no real fruit juices. The wine is dry and a bit alcoholic which takes a great deal away from the flavors. I tasted over a 4 hr decanting hoping for a change.... But only in the smoothness. Yes, the redeeming characteristic is that the wine is very smooth to drink, almost light for a cab. it is possible that it was a bit early to crack this one open, but the decanting should still allow some of the flavors to show through better. For the price point it is a very large miss, because there are better at this level. I have another in the cellar that I'll wait longer with and see if I feel different.

Sep 27th, 2015
Cordon James

2009 was nice. I love Diamond Mt reds. This used 40% French Oak which smooth this out and showed the grape.

2009 was nice. I love Diamond Mt reds. This used 40% French Oak which smooth this out and showed the grape.

Dec 21st, 2014
Ryan Gallagher

Ryan had this a month ago

Ryan had this a month ago

Jan 31st, 2021
James Cassidy

James had this 3 months ago

James had this 3 months ago

Nov 27th, 2020
Ray Fister

Ray had this 8 months ago

Ray had this 8 months ago

Jun 27th, 2020