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Date Printed: 11/27/2014
Diamond Creek Gravelly Meadow Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Diamond Creek Gravelly Meadow Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
(search item no. 102687)
boutique wine
collectible wine

Wine & Spirits rating: 95 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 11/27/2014: $174.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 97 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2010 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1994 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1994 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1986 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1985 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1984 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1984 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1983 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1982 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1978 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our second coolest micro-climate is our five-acre Gravelly Meadow vineyard. Originally a pre-historic river bed, this stony, gravelly soil drains rapidly and the vines struggle for moisture.

Gravelly Meadow is our lowest yielding vineyard. The wines are described as "earthy, cedary, jammy and ripe blackberry with a spicy expansive finish."

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About Diamond Creek:

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.