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2012 DIAMOND CREEK Diamond Creek Gravelly Meadow

DIAMOND CREEK Diamond Creek Gravelly Meadow 2012

259.00 CAD

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  • Portfolio
  • Portfolio
  • Réserve & sélection
  • Product code
  • Product code
  • 12624540
  • Format
  • Format
  • 6x750ml
  • Listing type
  • Listing type
  • SAQ Signature
  • Status
  • Status
  • Unavailable
  • Country
  • Country
  • United States
  • Regulated designation
  • Regulated designation
  • American Viticultural Areas (AVA)
  • Region
  • Region
  • California
  • Subregion
  • Subregion
  • Napa, Napa Valley
  • Varietal(s)
  • Varietal(s)
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 100 %
  • Color
  • Color
  • Red
  • Sugar
  • Sugar
  • Dry
  • Closure type
  • Closure type
  • Cork
  • About this winery

    Diamond Creek is a true California legend: rare (only 1,500 total cases of three 'regular' bottlings, with tiny additional quantities from the miniscule Lake vineyard in favorable vintages), expensive, and talked or written about much more often than actually tasted. Furthermore, even the most rabid devotees of Napa cab have never seen the place - and they never will, no matter how many times they traverse Highway 29 or the Silverado Trail. In fact "Napa Valley" almost seems a silly appellation...

    See the DIAMOND CREEK detail page for more information on this brand

Press reviews

  • - 97 Points -

    April 2015

    Aromas of dark fruits such as blackcurrants as well as chili spices. Maybe some tar. It's full-bodied with wonderful depth and intensity. It starts slowly and grabs your attention. Voluptuous fruit style to this. Better in 2020.

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  • - 95 Points -

    Antonio Galloni, October 2015

    Diamond Creek's 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Gravelly Meadow opens with an intensely mineral bouquet redolent of graphite, smoke, crushed rocks, incense and dark cherry jam. There is plenty of vintage 2012 richness, but the Gravelly Meadow deftly balances opulence and structure. Today, the Gravelly Meadow is the most dense and unctuous of the wines here.

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  • - 94 Points -

    Robert Parker, December 2015

    Lastly, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Gravelly Meadow, from the smallest of the parcels at five acres, seems to be the most gravelly (pardon the pun) and with loads of minerality it’s a more backward tannic style. Offering less obvious pleasure, but loads of structure and minerality, it’s an intellectual interpretation of Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s full-bodied, rich and needs a good decade of cellaring. 

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