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.
"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. "
The Wine Advocate