Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Volcanic Hill is comprised of 8 acres of south facing hillside vineyard. It is the warmest of all our microclimates. The color of the soil is gray, and the consistency is that of fluffy, volcanic ash, originally deposited from the eruption of Mt. Konocti 8 million years ago. Volcanic Hill is the longest lived of our wines. Our winemaker describes these wines as "full bodied, loaded with intense ripe berry fruit, cassis, violets and a smoky richness, finishing with good length and firm tannins."
Pronounced minty herbal aromas turn firm and tannic on the palate, where the flavors are intense yet racy.