Schramsberg Vineyards

J. Davies Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon

9.3414 ratings
9.383 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
Mike R
9.3

Love it and sorry for the stock picture as forget to take a picture

Love it and sorry for the stock picture as forget to take a picture

Jul 27th, 2020
Stefan Dolhain

2013 vintage. 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot. AVA Diamond Mountain District, Napa Valley. 24 months French oak (74% new). Consulting winemaker Celia Welch. Dark red with a hint of purple at the rim. Graphite, slightly jammy black fruits, spices and flowers in the nose. Layers of dark juicy fruit, fresh acidity and a firm, but rather soft tannic structure. Mineral finish. Surprisingly generous and supple for a Diamond Mountain cab. Very good indeed. Growing in the glass.

2013 vintage. 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot. AVA Diamond Mountain District, Napa Valley. 24 months French oak (74% new). Consulting winemaker Celia Welch. Dark red with a hint of purple at the rim. Graphite, slightly jammy black fruits, spices and flowers in the nose. Layers of dark juicy fruit, fresh acidity and a firm, but rather soft tannic structure. Mineral finish. Surprisingly generous and supple for a Diamond Mountain cab. Very good indeed. Growing in the glass.

Aug 18th, 2017
Jesse Smith

Ultra classic

Ultra classic

Aug 9th, 2017
Christine Havens

On a hunch, Hugh Davies replanted his Diamond Mountain estate vineyard with Cabernet in 1994. Since then, he's moved his sparkling grape parcels to cooler regions. A stroke of brilliance, really because Cab flourishes on Diamond Mountain and the 2012 J. Davies offers the most sumptuous aromas of plums, black currents, anise, mint and allspice. In the mouth, it's sensuous and hedonistic with round, ripe silky tannins, and ample blue fruit notes embellished by layers of mocha, minerals and subtle earthiness. Sample

On a hunch, Hugh Davies replanted his Diamond Mountain estate vineyard with Cabernet in 1994. Since then, he's moved his sparkling grape parcels to cooler regions. A stroke of brilliance, really because Cab flourishes on Diamond Mountain and the 2012 J. Davies offers the most sumptuous aromas of plums, black currents, anise, mint and allspice. In the mouth, it's sensuous and hedonistic with round, ripe silky tannins, and ample blue fruit notes embellished by layers of mocha, minerals and subtle earthiness. Sample

5 people found it helpfulSep 17th, 2015
Shawn R

2200 feet in the sky is what makes this so yummy! Composed of Cab and a splash of Malbec and Petit Verdot. Volcanic notes on the nose with cream cassis. Soft tannins on the sip while still getting that cream lush mouthfeel. Core raspberries and minerals balanced nice with the acidity-segway's to a succulent finish.

2200 feet in the sky is what makes this so yummy! Composed of Cab and a splash of Malbec and Petit Verdot. Volcanic notes on the nose with cream cassis. Soft tannins on the sip while still getting that cream lush mouthfeel. Core raspberries and minerals balanced nice with the acidity-segway's to a succulent finish.

2 people found it helpfulDec 3rd, 2016
Scott C

Founder / Co-director SR Wine imports

9.0

Round , elegant Cab . Maybe a little too much new oak for my personal taste

Round , elegant Cab . Maybe a little too much new oak for my personal taste

2 people found it helpfulMar 31st, 2015
Shay A
9.3

Sweet and ripe fruit...black cherry, raspberry jam, with fresh squeezed blackberries (which I always pick up with this wine, and I attribute that to the decent percentage of Malbec in it). Good bit of licorice too. Quite silky and medium bodied on the palate...not as hefty as expected and definitely not as tannic/chalky as expected. Kiss of mint with raspberry infused dark chocolate with hardly any savory/herbal notes towards the finish. This seems totally open for business.

Sweet and ripe fruit...black cherry, raspberry jam, with fresh squeezed blackberries (which I always pick up with this wine, and I attribute that to the decent percentage of Malbec in it). Good bit of licorice too. Quite silky and medium bodied on the palate...not as hefty as expected and definitely not as tannic/chalky as expected. Kiss of mint with raspberry infused dark chocolate with hardly any savory/herbal notes towards the finish. This seems totally open for business.

1 person found it helpfulJun 16th, 2019
Ry

Winemaker Chateau Ghetto, Cellar Stag's Leap Wine Cellars,

10

Such a great drinker. Full bodied, rich in flavors, yet very elegant. Pour me another.

Such a great drinker. Full bodied, rich in flavors, yet very elegant. Pour me another.

1 person found it helpfulMay 7th, 2019
Rob Brobst III

Wow! What a difference a year makes!

Wow! What a difference a year makes!

1 person found it helpfulOct 4th, 2018
Mike R
9.3

All smiles here

All smiles here

1 person found it helpfulApr 23rd, 2018