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Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Diamond Creek Red Rock Terrace Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Diamond Creek Red Rock Terrace Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
(search item no. 112858)
boutique wine
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $165.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 96 points
2010 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 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
1981 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1980 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1977 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 1995 vintage of this wine was ranked #7 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 1998

Red Rock Terrace Cabernet Sauvignon is a medium dark ruby color with cherry, mint and black currant flavors. It has velvety tannins, rich and well balanced. The wine from Red Rock Terrace is the most accessible and earliest drinkable of all Diamond Creek wines.

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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.