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Date Printed: 7/31/2014
Diamond Creek Red Rock Terrace Cabernet Sauvignon 1981
Diamond Creek Red Rock Terrace Cabernet Sauvignon 1981
(search item no. 29028)
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 7/31/2014: $180.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 96 points
2010 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 96 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 98 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1994 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1994 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1986 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1985 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1984 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1983 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1982 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1980 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1977 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Red Rock Terrace, a warm microclimate, is eight acres of north facing vineyard. The red tinted soil is high in iron content. The wine from Red Rock Terrace is the most accessible and earliest drinkable of all our wines. Our winemaker describes Red Rock Terrace as "having velvety tannins, rich and well balanced, medium dark ruby color with cherry, mint and black currant flavors."
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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.