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Date Printed: 9/17/2014
Constant Diamond Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Constant Diamond Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
(search item no. 95298)
collectible wine


PRICE ON 9/17/2014: $79.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2001 The Wine News rating: 95 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1995 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"The 2004 Diamond Mountain Vineyard is an outstanding effort. Made with the consultation of Philippe Melka, this blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, and 9% Cabernet Franc offers scents of melted tar, loamy soil, black currants, and minerals. Well-crafted, with moderate tannin, this austere, medium-bodied effort exhibits a sweet mid-palate, excellent overall harmony, and the tell-tale lead pencil, toasty oak, and black currant fruit indicative of a high-class Cabernet. Although not weighty, the emphasis is finesse and complexity. It will benefit from 2-3 years of cellaring, and will last for 15-16 years."
The Wine Advocate
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About Constant:

Fred and Mary Constant's Diamond Mountain Vineyard is one of the highest and oldest Napa vineyards, dating back to the 1890's. Originally developed by the University of California Davis, there were as many as fifty acres planted by the turn of the century. During Prohibition, most of the vineyards were replanted to fruit trees or overgrown with fur trees. In 1984, eighteen acres were replanted with scions selected from nearby Diamond Mountain Ranch. The Constants produced their first estate wine in 1995.