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2012 DIAMOND CREEK Cabernet Sauvignon Volcanic Hill

DIAMOND CREEK Cabernet Sauvignon Volcanic Hill 2012

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  • Portfolio
  • Portfolio
  • Réserve & sélection
  • Product code
  • Product code
  • 12624558
  • 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

  • - 98 Points -

    April 2015

    Blackberries, blackcurrants and minerals. Full body and tight tannins. Powerful and long. Amazing depth and structure. Muscular. Classy tannin structure. This needs a few years to soften but amazing. 

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  • - 96 Points -

    Antonio Galloni, October 2015

    The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Volcanic Hill is the most searing and intense of these 2012 Cabernets from Diamond Creek. Crushed rocks, lavender, mint, graphite, spices and blue/purplish fruit hit the palate in an intensely mineral, savory Cabernet built for cellaring. The flavors are bright and finely-sculpted throughout. While there is plenty of tannin underpinning the fruit, the tannin is polished and beautifully integrated. Beams of acidity and tannin propel the finish.

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  • - 95 Points -

    Robert Parker, December 2015

    The 2012s from Diamond Creek represent an homage to founder Al Brounstein and the winery’s 40th anniversary. The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Volcanic Hill is a big-time winner, with notes of charcoal, red and black fruits, cedar wood and a rich, full-bodied mouthfeel are followed by a concentrated, structured age-worthy wine that should last at least 25-40 years, if you go by past history. These were some of the most age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignons made in the world. 

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