2018 Lokoya Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain

Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML
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JS 98 JD 98 WA 97 VN 96 DC 95 WS 95
JS 98

jamessuckling.com, August 2021

Blackberry and blueberry with some dried chili and hints of pine needles. Currants, too. . Full-bodied and very focused with tight, fine-grained tannins that frame the fruit really well. Some violets. Great length and...
JD 98

jebdunnuck.com, January 2021

Coming from two estate vineyards consisting of pure volcanic soils, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain District sports deep purple/ruby color to go with a brilliant, full-bodied, seamless wine that’s going to...
WA 97

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2021

(97+ points) Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain was aged for 22 months in French oak, 93% new. Deep garnet-purple colored, the nose explodes with profound cassis, black plums...
VN 96

Vinous, January 2021

The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain exudes power and density from the very first taste. Inky fruit, graphite, lavender, blackberry and spice are all beautifully delineated. Readers will find a Cabernet of depth...
DC 95

Decanter, October 2020

Year in and year out, Lokoya provides a masterclass in crafting rugged mountain fruit into a svelte package, while always letting its essence come through. Their Diamond Mountain release is wonderfully perfumed and...
WS 95

Wine Spectator, October 2021

Jam-packed with bright and juicy cassis, plum preserves and raspberry reduction notes, this pumps along nicely, with sleek licorice and graphite notes adding support. Flashes of sweet bay leaf and violet skitter through...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Sub-appellation Diamond Mountain
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

Introducing the 2018 Lokoya Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain, a remarkable red wine from the prestigious Napa appellation in California, USA. This wine is a true embodiment of the Cabernet Sauvignon varietal, showcasing the unique terroir of the Diamond Mountain sub-appellation. With a deep garnet-purple color, this wine is visually captivating and sets the stage for the sensory journey that awaits.

The nose of this wine is a symphony of aromas, exuding an intoxicating perfume of lilacs, fresh herbs, orchard blossoms, and hints of pine needles. It is a wonderfully perfumed and exuberant bouquet that immediately captures your attention. On the palate, the Lokoya Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain delivers a powerful and concentrated experience. Blackberry and blueberry flavors take center stage, accompanied by dried chili, currants, and violets. The fruit is framed beautifully by tight, fine-grained tannins that provide structure and balance.

The critics have spoken, and their praise is unanimous. Decanter awarded this wine an impressive 95 points, noting its svelte packaging and the essence of rugged mountain fruit shining through. James Suckling was equally impressed, giving it a stellar score of 98 points and describing it as focused, superb, and already displaying remarkable concentration. Jeb Dunnuck echoes these sentiments, awarding the wine 98 points and calling it a seamless, voluptuous, and layered masterpiece.

The 2018 Lokoya Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain is a wine of immense potential. It is recommended to cellar this beauty for at least 4-5 years, allowing it to evolve and unlock its full potential. However, if you simply can't resist the allure of this wine now, it can still be enjoyed with great pleasure, thanks to its considerable lift on the finish and well-integrated tannins.

With only 931 cases produced, this is a truly limited-edition wine. Whether you choose to savor it now or let it age gracefully in your cellar, the Lokoya Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain is a testament to the artistry and dedication of Lokoya, a producer renowned for crafting exceptional mountain Cabernet Sauvignons. Experience the magic of this wine and embark on a journey through the rugged beauty of Diamond Mountain.