Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 1992

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

$99.00
Item No. 120918
  • red wine
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1997
  • WS93
  • 1986
  • WS92
  • 1984
  • WS93
  • 1980
  • WS91
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Winemaker's Notes

The color retention of the 1992 Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill is the first indication of its longevity, and its firm length of labor the lasting proof. Taste this wine first and you'll get a clear indication of the vineyards character all three of these Volcanic Hill vintages share, a white soil tension that seems to transform the saturated cherry fruit of the cabernet vine into something more ethereal, hinting at white peach.

Learn About Diamond Creek Map ItMap It

Diamond Creek, California's first "Cabernet only" estate vineyard, was established in 1968. Visionary pioneer, Al Brounstein, defied modern convetion and planted Bordeaux varietals on secluded Diamond Mountain. The three distinct soil types on theis 20-acre property produce different single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons. Light ash soild of Volcanic Hill is in sharp contrast to the iron-rich Red Rock Terrace and the pebbly Gravelly Meadow. Each year, the estate produces a small amount of long-lived wines that are revered by connoisseurs the world over.

Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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