Schramsberg Vineyards

J. Davies Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon

9.326 ratings
9.38 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
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.

Jun 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.

May 7th, 2019
Mike R
9.3

All smiles here

All smiles here

Apr 23rd, 2018
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

8.8

Tight, closed up. Has a long way to go. Tannins fairly soft for being such a youngster. Forest floor and some herbaceous qualities. Spice. I wanted to like this a bit more for the prestige, and although it's very good, I think it's difficult to judge at this stage. Check on it in 10 years.

Tight, closed up. Has a long way to go. Tannins fairly soft for being such a youngster. Forest floor and some herbaceous qualities. Spice. I wanted to like this a bit more for the prestige, and although it's very good, I think it's difficult to judge at this stage. Check on it in 10 years.

May 26th, 2017
Mark Mannebach

Rust with flavors of red currant and wet stone overtones. Very well balanced.

Rust with flavors of red currant and wet stone overtones. Very well balanced.

Apr 21st, 2019
Eric Shanks

One of the best Napa Cab deals out there. Medium+ body. Great balance.

One of the best Napa Cab deals out there. Medium+ body. Great balance.

Sep 15th, 2018
John Miller

Silky smooth black fruit, clean and light. Short finish and not much going on. Not sure if its this bottle or if it needs more age but not much going on here.

Silky smooth black fruit, clean and light. Short finish and not much going on. Not sure if its this bottle or if it needs more age but not much going on here.

May 4th, 2018
Mark Mannebach

Red & dark fruit up front with long smooth finish

Red & dark fruit up front with long smooth finish

Apr 21st, 2018
Sean Herriott

Chocolate covered cherries with earthy notes to keep it grounded. Impressive!

Chocolate covered cherries with earthy notes to keep it grounded. Impressive!

Mar 6th, 2018
Tim
9.6

Delicious cab from diamond mountain which exhibits this mountain’s complex vines resulting in amazing cabs. Deep blue and black fruit start with delicious layers of berries, soft tannins, smooth balance.

Delicious cab from diamond mountain which exhibits this mountain’s complex vines resulting in amazing cabs. Deep blue and black fruit start with delicious layers of berries, soft tannins, smooth balance.

Nov 20th, 2017