Schramsberg Vineyards

J. Davies Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon

9.150 ratings
9.010 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

91% CS, 9% Malbec.

I've been a fan from early on but think these guys have really been on a stride beginning with their 2012-vintage.

I re-visited this wine several times throughout the evening and didn't think it budged much (over 4+ hours) from my initial impression.
That should speak more to the quality (and age ability) of this wine than to my tastebuds and I would certainly love to taste it again in 5+ years as my rating then may seem quite conservative.

91% CS, 9% Malbec.

I've been a fan from early on but think these guys have really been on a stride beginning with their 2012-vintage.

I re-visited this wine several times throughout the evening and didn't think it budged much (over 4+ hours) from my initial impression.
That should speak more to the quality (and age ability) of this wine than to my tastebuds and I would certainly love to taste it again in 5+ years as my rating then may seem quite conservative.

May 8th, 2017
Mike R
9.4

I love this wine - keep drinking and smiling - as I said the last time - yo Adrian this is good - keep smiling

I love this wine - keep drinking and smiling - as I said the last time - yo Adrian this is good - keep smiling

Oct 27th, 2016
Tim Prendergast

Beverage Director Boundary Road

9.3

California Cab isn't usually my speed, but damn is this good. It's big, but the acid is high enough to keep everything in balance. Lots of dried flower aromatics

California Cab isn't usually my speed, but damn is this good. It's big, but the acid is high enough to keep everything in balance. Lots of dried flower aromatics

Jun 9th, 2015
Gary Hill

Grilled lamb was perfect with the wine. Make sure to decant.

Grilled lamb was perfect with the wine. Make sure to decant.

Feb 20th, 2014
Steven Mirassou

Winemaker/Owner Lineage

7.6

Justin Meyer told me to concentrate on the one thing you really love because you can't be great at everything. Schramsberg = great sparkling wine.

Justin Meyer told me to concentrate on the one thing you really love because you can't be great at everything. Schramsberg = great sparkling wine.

Oct 18th, 2013
Steve Haro

Massive tannins! Big and Smokey. amazingly impressive.

Massive tannins! Big and Smokey. amazingly impressive.

Dec 31st, 2019
laura brewer

This is yumma, but it’s not the cab sauv I expect and crave from heavy Napa area hitters. I wouldn’t buy this if I hadn’t received it with my Schramsberg club shipment. It’s not to say it’s not yummy. It is. But it’s legs just don’t compete with the complex, big personalities of stellar Napa caps.

This is yumma, but it’s not the cab sauv I expect and crave from heavy Napa area hitters. I wouldn’t buy this if I hadn’t received it with my Schramsberg club shipment. It’s not to say it’s not yummy. It is. But it’s legs just don’t compete with the complex, big personalities of stellar Napa caps.

Mar 25th, 2018
Ted
9.0

Thought it was good. Maybe a little thin just didn't have the punch I was hoping for.

Thought it was good. Maybe a little thin just didn't have the punch I was hoping for.

Apr 22nd, 2017
Andrew Rasse

Thanks Obama.

Thanks Obama.

Jan 21st, 2017
Betty Woo

Dark cherries, earthy, oak and tobacco notes. Smooth and no tannins. Aerate for stronger fruit flavors, pour for earthy richness

Dark cherries, earthy, oak and tobacco notes. Smooth and no tannins. Aerate for stronger fruit flavors, pour for earthy richness

Jun 5th, 2016