Constant Diamond Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

Price: $79.99
Item No. 95298
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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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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.

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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