Diamond Creek Red Rock Terrace Cabernet Sauvignon 2000
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Diamond Mountain District|
Rich, ripe and fragrant, with the essence of spice, cedar, black cherry, black raspberry, cola, strawberries, herbs, licorice, tar and tobacco-all wrapped up in a neatly bound, yet generous package that delivers mounds of pleasure. Muscular with firm acidity, it's got a punch that will keep it long-lived for the cellar.
Smooth, rich and complex, with a concentrated core of earthy currant, black cherry, herb and toasty oak. Plush textured at first but then the tannins flex their muscles, suggesting a need for cellaring. Long finish. Best from 2004 through 2014.
The 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Rock Terrace, usually the most accessible of the Diamond Creek Cabernets, possesses earthiness, a distinct mintiness, and astringent tannin in the finish that gives the wine an austere, angular mouthfeel. The bouquet reveals classic notes of cassis intermixed with tobacco leaf, cedar, and licorice. This Cabernet is medium-bodied, but excessively tannic.