Schramsberg Vineyards

J. Davies Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon

9.437 ratings
9.416 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
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
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
Rob Brobst III

Wow! What a difference a year makes!

Wow! What a difference a year makes!

1 person found it helpfulOct 4th, 2018
Rob Brobst III

WOTN!

1 person found it helpfulSep 9th, 2017
Rob Brobst III

@Paul Treadway I need a 2012 Rudius Knockmore next to this to decide how good it really is!😵😵😜😜🍷🍷🍷

@Paul Treadway I need a 2012 Rudius Knockmore next to this to decide how good it really is!😵😵😜😜🍷🍷🍷

Jun 17th, 2017
Rob Brobst III

Blackberry, blueberry and an intense and richly packed aroma. This is a full bodied wine with heft. Glad I was turned on to this gem! @jesus g @Paul T @Martin G Rivard @TheSkip @Terri Walker @Jim Trobaugh

Blackberry, blueberry and an intense and richly packed aroma. This is a full bodied wine with heft. Glad I was turned on to this gem! @jesus g @Paul T @Martin G Rivard @TheSkip @Terri Walker @Jim Trobaugh

May 4th, 2017
Rob Brobst III

Dark blackberry, blueberry, fruit all the way. The balance and silkiness make this a wonderful pour. The mid palate is rewarded with an explosion of layered flavors of fruit. @jesus g @David L @Paul T

Dark blackberry, blueberry, fruit all the way. The balance and silkiness make this a wonderful pour. The mid palate is rewarded with an explosion of layered flavors of fruit. @jesus g @David L @Paul T

Apr 25th, 2017
Henrik Poulsen

14.5% alc.
85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Malbec and 4% Petit Verdot.
Aged 24 months in 74% new French oak.

A tad below their 2012 to my palate with a dark fruit bitterness (from the PV?) that I don't think will mellow out favorably with age.
A great wine/good QPR and given the vintage perhaps just an infanticide on my part but I was hoping for a bit more at this point.

14.5% alc.
85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Malbec and 4% Petit Verdot.
Aged 24 months in 74% new French oak.

A tad below their 2012 to my palate with a dark fruit bitterness (from the PV?) that I don't think will mellow out favorably with age.
A great wine/good QPR and given the vintage perhaps just an infanticide on my part but I was hoping for a bit more at this point.

Jan 14th, 2017
Jake Hajer

Blackberries, dark with smooth mocha. Surprising.

Blackberries, dark with smooth mocha. Surprising.

Oct 5th, 2016