Theorem Vineyards

Hawk's Prey Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon

9.49 ratings
9.32 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

Finally getting around to posting wines from my annual Napa trip from two weeks ago. Always goes by quick! Lots of fun new stops this year.

Theorem was one of our highlights last year, so we made sure a return visit was lined up this year. Base of Diamond Mtn with one of the most beautiful properties I’ve seen. Over the last 12 months, they’ve added a couple new wines (with more to come from Moon Mountain). TRB is the winemaker.

This is Theorem’s “entry level” cab. 100% Cabernet from young vines on their diamond Mtn estate. Just like the 2016 vintage, this is made in a decadent and ripe style. Showing the entire fruit spectrum from red, blue and black with baking spices (vanilla, nutmeg), sandalwood, and freshly dipped dark chocolate fruits are all on display. Soft yet well built structure allows this to be very approachable early on but can hold easily for a couple years and still be quite youthful. Not quite as chalky/dusty as the 2016. This 2017 shows more concentrated fruit and a slightly more sweet finish compared to the structured and slightly more tannic 2016.

Finally getting around to posting wines from my annual Napa trip from two weeks ago. Always goes by quick! Lots of fun new stops this year.

Theorem was one of our highlights last year, so we made sure a return visit was lined up this year. Base of Diamond Mtn with one of the most beautiful properties I’ve seen. Over the last 12 months, they’ve added a couple new wines (with more to come from Moon Mountain). TRB is the winemaker.

This is Theorem’s “entry level” cab. 100% Cabernet from young vines on their diamond Mtn estate. Just like the 2016 vintage, this is made in a decadent and ripe style. Showing the entire fruit spectrum from red, blue and black with baking spices (vanilla, nutmeg), sandalwood, and freshly dipped dark chocolate fruits are all on display. Soft yet well built structure allows this to be very approachable early on but can hold easily for a couple years and still be quite youthful. Not quite as chalky/dusty as the 2016. This 2017 shows more concentrated fruit and a slightly more sweet finish compared to the structured and slightly more tannic 2016.

Feb 23rd, 2020
Shay A
9.3

Day 4 in Napa in the books! Running a day behind on notes...Napa time runs slow AND fast!

This is Theorem’s Estate Cab from young vines. Intoxicating ripe red, blue and black fruit and sweetened baked berry pie. Chocolate covered black cherry, nutmeg, and a plush finish. Incredible for the price.

Day 4 in Napa in the books! Running a day behind on notes...Napa time runs slow AND fast!

This is Theorem’s Estate Cab from young vines. Intoxicating ripe red, blue and black fruit and sweetened baked berry pie. Chocolate covered black cherry, nutmeg, and a plush finish. Incredible for the price.

Feb 5th, 2019
Isaac Pirolo

We lost something old at Theorem today (our Barn that stood for nearly a century and a half collapsed), but we also gained something new. This week we released our second wine from the Theorem Estate on Diamond Mountain. Our 2016 Hawk’s Prey is the inaugural vintage of this Cabernet Sauvignon made by Thomas Rivers Brown, from a vintage that looks to be one of the best ever in Napa, and it’s under $100. I’m biased, but if this isn’t stunningly delicious than I don’t know what is.

We lost something old at Theorem today (our Barn that stood for nearly a century and a half collapsed), but we also gained something new. This week we released our second wine from the Theorem Estate on Diamond Mountain. Our 2016 Hawk’s Prey is the inaugural vintage of this Cabernet Sauvignon made by Thomas Rivers Brown, from a vintage that looks to be one of the best ever in Napa, and it’s under $100. I’m biased, but if this isn’t stunningly delicious than I don’t know what is.

Jan 17th, 2019
Isaac Pirolo

Two years ago today, I tasted my first wine from Theorem, the 2013 Voir Dire. A year later, I tasted my second bottle, the 2014 Voir Dire. I thought at the time that it would be a cool birthday tradition to start. To say that this tradition has escalated quickly would be an understatement. This year I am actually part of Theorem...

What better way to keep the tradition going than to taste our new wine, Hawk’s Prey? The 2016 Theorem Vineyards Hawk’s Prey is sourced from the young vines on our estate on Diamond Mountain. The wine just pops. So much verve and tension combines with lush black raspberry, crème de cassis, baking spice and a rich, dark chocolate, but with that cannot-put-my-glass-down savoriness that just kills.

Now there are two of them...

Two years ago today, I tasted my first wine from Theorem, the 2013 Voir Dire. A year later, I tasted my second bottle, the 2014 Voir Dire. I thought at the time that it would be a cool birthday tradition to start. To say that this tradition has escalated quickly would be an understatement. This year I am actually part of Theorem...

What better way to keep the tradition going than to taste our new wine, Hawk’s Prey? The 2016 Theorem Vineyards Hawk’s Prey is sourced from the young vines on our estate on Diamond Mountain. The wine just pops. So much verve and tension combines with lush black raspberry, crème de cassis, baking spice and a rich, dark chocolate, but with that cannot-put-my-glass-down savoriness that just kills.

Now there are two of them...

Jul 11th, 2018
Tanya Brown

Cheers 🍇🍷

Cheers 🍇🍷

May 13th, 2022
Billy L.

Theorem Winery visit on Diamond Mountain, hosted by VP- Scott Freeland. Winemaker is Thomas Rivers Brown. Beautiful property, views, tasting experience & excellent wines.
2018 Hawk’s Prey Cabernet Sauvignon rocks! 🍇🍷👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻Cheers

Theorem Winery visit on Diamond Mountain, hosted by VP- Scott Freeland. Winemaker is Thomas Rivers Brown. Beautiful property, views, tasting experience & excellent wines.
2018 Hawk’s Prey Cabernet Sauvignon rocks! 🍇🍷👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻Cheers

Jun 23rd, 2021
Dean Bernal Sr.

2016 Hawks Prey Estate Grown
100% Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Hawks Prey Estate Grown
100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Aug 19th, 2020
Kirk F
9.4

From a few weeks back. Superb. Approachable, elegant and decadent layers of plush fruit. Nice one here, @Isaac Pirolo !

From a few weeks back. Superb. Approachable, elegant and decadent layers of plush fruit. Nice one here, @Isaac Pirolo !

Sep 18th, 2019
Kirk F
9.4

Waited as long as I could to pop one of these - and wow! Fantastic and thanks @Isaac Pirolo for introducing us to Theorem!

Waited as long as I could to pop one of these - and wow! Fantastic and thanks @Isaac Pirolo for introducing us to Theorem!

Jun 12th, 2019
Dean Bernal Sr.

2016 Hawks Prey. Holiday pleasures unfold in this pour with hints of cherry pie, baking spice and creamy chocolate. A great 1st offering by Theorem Vineyards. Definitely will be on the dining room table this Thanksgiving. 👍🏼

2016 Hawks Prey. Holiday pleasures unfold in this pour with hints of cherry pie, baking spice and creamy chocolate. A great 1st offering by Theorem Vineyards. Definitely will be on the dining room table this Thanksgiving. 👍🏼

Nov 18th, 2018