2016 Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Volcanic Hill
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML
2016 Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Volcanic Hill
  • WA 99
  • JS 97
  • WS 96
  • WE 96
  • VN 94

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WA 99
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2019
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Volcanic Hill is blended of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple in color, it charges out of the gate with exuberant black cherry cordial...   The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Volcanic Hill is blended of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple in color, it charges out of the gate with exuberant black cherry cordial, plum preserves and blueberry pie notions with touches of dark chocolate, cinnamon stick, cloves, camphor and candied violets. Full-bodied, the palate is decadently fruited with black and blue berry layers, framed by firm yet plush tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with wonderfully long-lasting, opulent baking spice nuances.  
JS 97
jamessuckling.com, May 2019
Blackberries and blueberries with pine nuts and ink. Wet earth and fresh mushrooms. Full body with a vortex of fruit that just squeezes through at the finish. Ripe and polished tannins. Extremely long. Needs four to five...   Blackberries and blueberries with pine nuts and ink. Wet earth and fresh mushrooms. Full body with a vortex of fruit that just squeezes through at the finish. Ripe and polished tannins. Extremely long. Needs four to five years of bottle age. Try after 2023.  
WS 96
Wine Spectator, January 2019
Offers a dense core of ripe and fleshy fruit, with plum, cassis and blackberry notes in the mix, held in check for now by racy, charcoal-edged tannins that run throughout. The finish is very long, rippling with sanguine...   Offers a dense core of ripe and fleshy fruit, with plum, cassis and blackberry notes in the mix, held in check for now by racy, charcoal-edged tannins that run throughout. The finish is very long, rippling with sanguine and smoldering cast iron details that give this serious mouthwatering cut. Best from 2022 through 2040. 652 cases made. — JM  
WE 96
Wine Enthusiast, November 2019
This is an intensely powerful Cabernet Sauvignon, with 8% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc blended in. It is robust in firm tannins that prop up flavors of leather, dark chocolate, sage and crushed rock, accented by toasted...   This is an intensely powerful Cabernet Sauvignon, with 8% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc blended in. It is robust in firm tannins that prop up flavors of leather, dark chocolate, sage and crushed rock, accented by toasted oak and cedar. It will benefit from aging; enjoy 2026–2031. VIRGINIE BOONE  
VN 94
Vinous, January 2020
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Volcanic Hill is a very good wine, but some of the nuances that make Volcanic Hill so distinctive are presently masked by copious new French oak. Aeration brings out the wine's natural energy...   The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Volcanic Hill is a very good wine, but some of the nuances that make Volcanic Hill so distinctive are presently masked by copious new French oak. Aeration brings out the wine's natural energy and drive, along with a host of savory and mineral notes that add complexity. Cedar, tobacco, mint, dried cherry, licorice and anise open up with time in the glass. The 2016 is very, very good, but not as expressive of site as it can be - or should be, in my view. -- Antonio Galloni  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML