Diamond Creek "Gravelly Meadow" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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Diamond Creek "Gravelly Meadow" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Sub-Region: Diamond Mountain District
Region: North Coast
Color: Red
Country/State: California
95 James Suckling (1/16/2020) "Very classic Gravelly on the nose with plums, currants and hot stones, as well as spices. Medium body, ultra-fine tannins and a beautiful, delicious finish. Purity and finesse. Drink or hold."
93 Wine Spectator (11/15/2020) "Petty sage and sassafras aromas lead off, followed by a core of gently mulled blackberry and bitter plum flavors. Edgy grip rides underneath on the finish, with black tea and singed alder accents trailing. Shows a smoldering intensity. Best from 2022 through 2038. 711 cases made."
94 Wine & Spirits (12/2020) "Of the three 2017 Diamond Creek cabernets we tasted for this issue, Gravelly Meadow has the staunchest tannins, both delicate and seriously strong. They carry the density of fruit, holding it in check as it edges toward the hyperripe notes of rhubarb, baked peach and kumquat. Those notes remain highlights to the currant and cherry flavors, extending the range and the layering of tannins and fruit. This may be the best vintage of Gravelly Meadow since 2013, and it is the last vintage prior to Phil Steinschriber replanting portions of the original vines."
94 Vinous, Antonio Galloni (1/2021) "The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Gravelly Meadow is ample and full in feel. Dark fruit, scorched earth, licorice, chocolate, spice, leather and menthol fill out the layers effortlessly. Somber and brooding, the Gravelly Meadow has a lot going on. It clearly needs time to be at its best. Firm hillside tannins add to a feeling of gravitas. There is real weight and substance here. Drinking Window: 2024 - 2037."
$
19999
750 ML
Available:
~5 bottles | Check all Stores
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