In the 1960s, the late Al Brounstein bought a plot of land in the higher part of Napa Valley. A true Francophile and visionary, he became the first producer in Napa to work exclusively with Bordeaux’s signature grape variety: Cabernet Sauvignon. He also decided against blending all his grapes but to take advantage of the three distinct soil types on his property - volcanic, ferrous and gravelly - to produce different expressions of Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon. The result is one of the most thrilling, concentrated, long-lived expression of Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley.
Oodles of dark berries jump out of the glass alongside dried flowers, ripe plums and a more concentrated cassis note with some more delicate pencil shaving aromas coming through as it opens up. The palate is full of dark cassis and bramble tones, it is so bright and lively, there is excellent freshness and balance here. These bold fruit flavours...more
Bottle 75cl £122.68
This is a serious nose; plentiful and vibrant. There are some wonderful violet notes along with deep, dark brooding fruits, blackcurrant and plums in particular which are accompanied by superb notes of cinnamon, cloves and liquorice. The palate does not disappoint and continues in a similarly impressive fashion, the fruit is so fresh and pure, blackcurrants and blackberries along with...more
Bottle 75cl £146.68
Bottle 75cl £358.23