Diamond Creek Red Rock Terrace Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Wine AdvocateThe Red Rock Terrace Vineyard consists of seven acres of iron-rich, red soils. The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Rock Terrace reveals intense, ripe, impressive creme de cassis and boysenberry fruit notes. Fuller-bodied, richer and more muscular than the Gravelly Meadow, it is stunningly powerful and pure with multiple layers, abundant tannin and structure, and extravagant amounts of fruit and glycerin. Still an infant, this beauty requires 7-10 years of cellaring and should keep for three decades.
Wine EnthusiastYou'll find the hard tannins associated with Diamond Creek's Cabs, as well as an iodine, metallic brittleness to this wine. The combination of the two makes this as tough as any young Napa Valley Cabernet could be. However, the core is potent, suggesting intensely concentrated black currants and blackberries, reduced to their elemental essence. Do not touch this wine before 2020, and it should still be going strong in 2030.
Wine SpectatorDry and cedary, with a strong presence of wood and dill that is reminiscent of a classified-growth Bordeaux. Hardly flashy, this is detailed and balanced, featuring deep flavors of dried currant, loamy earth and minty anise, framed by fine-grain tannins that lend this a firm backbone. Best from 2015 through 2030. 611 cases made.