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Date Printed: 12/24/2014
Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
(search item no. 98902)
boutique wine

Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 12/24/2014: $79.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1986 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1985 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1984 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1982 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1980 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Volcanic Hill is the longest lived of our wines. Our winemaker describes these wines as "full bodied, loaded with intense ripe berry fruit, cassis, violets and a smoky richness, finishing with good length and firm tannins.
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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.