2002 Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Volcanic Hill
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML
  • WA 92
  • CG 92
  • WS 91
  • IWC 91

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WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2005
The 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Volcanic Hill (also the 30th anniversary cuvee of this 8 acre vineyard) reveals a saturated purple color as well as an explosive bouquet that is almost medieval in its black currant notes... The 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Volcanic Hill (also the 30th anniversary cuvee of this 8 acre vineyard) reveals a saturated purple color as well as an explosive bouquet that is almost medieval in its black currant notes intermixed with distinctive spicy earthy smoky characteristics. Medium to full-bodied and rich with low acidity ripe fruit and a dense layered impressive personality it is more backward than the Gravelly Meadow less elegant but more powerful and concentrated. Its elegance will take longer to emerge but it should certainly be there. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2020.
CG 92
Connoisseur's Guide, August 2005
If slightly chocolaty and a touch riper in overall character than either of its two siblings this big mouthfilling working still has more than enough fruit going for it and its slightly stark tannins are countered by an... If slightly chocolaty and a touch riper in overall character than either of its two siblings this big mouthfilling working still has more than enough fruit going for it and its slightly stark tannins are countered by an unmistakable sense of incipient suppleness. Like its mates it is not one for near-term drinking and there is no question that its insistent themes of concentrated currants will carry it through to a tasty maturity after its youthful toughness has been tamed by seven or eight years of time in the cellar.
WS 91
Wine Spectator, May 2005
Dark rich and chocolaty with a dense compact concentrated core of earthy currant sage and wild berry. Mouthcoating tannins persist on the palate. Definitely needs time. Best from 2008 through 2016. 573 cases made. -JL
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2005
Ruby-red. Cool aromas of cassis dark chocolate and mocha. Juicy brisk and quite penetrating but distinctly suppler and sweeter than the Red Rock Terrace with rich layered flavors of cassis and blackberry. Finishes firmly... Ruby-red. Cool aromas of cassis dark chocolate and mocha. Juicy brisk and quite penetrating but distinctly suppler and sweeter than the Red Rock Terrace with rich layered flavors of cassis and blackberry. Finishes firmly tannic and long. This wine has much more breadth to buffer its tannins.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2002