Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Opens with fabulous blackberry jam, mocha, cinamonny spice, oak, vanilla and sweet herb aromas. Then turns intense and concentrated, with cherry-blackberry and chocolate flavors smothered in big, smooth tannins. Really high quality.
Tightly wound, smooth, rich and complex. Dusty berry, anise, sage and mineral flavors are joined by a touch of mint and rich currant. Well structured, with firm, ripe tannins. Best from 2009 through 2020.