Lokoya Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

Item No. 109779
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • RP95
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.9%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1997
  • WS95
  • 1996
  • WS95

Winemaker's Notes

At 1,200 feet, the rugged Reverie Vineyard sits in a small valley on Diamond Mountain in the northern portion of the Mayacamas Mountain range. Since 1996, Lokoya has created a powerful Cabernet Sauvignon from the Diamond Mountain appellation. The soils are comprised of fine volcanic dust coupled with a loamy component creating a unique geological base for the vineyard. Typical of older vineyards, these cordon-pruned vines were planted pre-phyloxera on St. George rootstock and generated much of their own equilibrium without human intervention, resulting in smaller clusters of berries bursting with raspberry, black cherry and complex character.

In his impressionist years, Vincent van Gogh painted with rich colors that shone with a vitality that was simple yet complex. People are struck by the vivid reality of those paintings. The 2007 Lokoya Diamond Mountain is a wine with that quality. Black cherry, dark chocolate, cedar spice, and a rich texture are complemented by sweet/lush tannins. The effect is immediate.

Critical Acclaim

"The most limited production offering, the opaque purple-hued 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain displays classic, Bordeaux-like characteristics of cedarwood, tobacco leaf, creme de cassis, licorice, and spice box along with a note of minerality all presented in an elegant, powerful, full-bodied style with sweet tannins. Representing elegance and terroir allied with considerable power and purity, this offering is made from a vineyard planted in the mid-1970s. While approachable, it will be even better in 5-6 years, and should still be going strong at age 25-30. "
95 Points

Learn About Lokoya

Lokoya's first vintage was in 1995, with a distinct collection of Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Mount Vedeer, Howell Mountain and Diamond Mountain. Lokoya produces minute quantities of appellation specific Cabernet Sauvignon from low vigor vineyard sites in the Napa Valley.

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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