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Diamond Creek Gravelly Meadow Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2018

$227.95
750ml /
Vintage: 2018
  • WS 94
  • WA 97
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    2018 Diamond Creek Gravelly Meadow Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley often evokes freshly tilled earth, currant, plum, and ripe blackberry flavors, well-defined, elegant tannins and a mineral, persistent finish.
    Gravelly Meadow is a relatively flat site that was once a pre-historic riverbed. Situated in one of the cooler microclimates on the Diamond Creek estate, the vineyard possesses pebbly, porous brown soils which drain rapidly, compelling the vines to struggle for moisture. Gravelly Meadow Cabernet Sauvignon is typically the first to be tasted in the line-up of Diamond Creek Cabernets.
    Microclimate: Cool/Cooler
    Elevation: 550 ft
    Soils: Rocky, stony, porous
    Aspect: Relatively flat

    2 reviews for Diamond Creek Gravelly Meadow Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2018

    1. WS

      Ripe and a bit showy in feel, with a blast of cassis and plum purée notes liberally laced with violet, singed applewood and red licorice notes. Then a nice mix of iron and warm stone accents cuts in on the finish, pulling everything together as the violet note takes an encore. Best from 2022 through 2038.

    2. WA

      The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Gravelly Meadow is a blend of 78.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8.4% Merlot, 8% Malbec and 5.1% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple in color, it slips effortlessly from the glass, singing of ripe black cherries, black raspberries and cassis, plus hints of red currants, roses, cinnamon stick and garrigue. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers lovely freshness, offering bags of perfumed black fruits in the mouth, beautifully supported by fine-grained tannins, finishing long with lots of soft-spoken floral and mineral whispers. This perfumed beauty wears the 2018 vintage stamp well, presenting a more delicate expression of this vineyard—one that I love!

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    Critical Acclaim

    WS 94
    Wine Spectator
    Ripe and a bit showy in feel, with a blast of cassis and plum purée notes liberally laced with violet, singed applewood and red licorice notes. Then a nice mix of iron and warm stone accents cuts in on the finish, pulling everything together as the violet note takes an encore. Best from 2022 through 2038.
    WA 97
    Wine Advocate
    The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Gravelly Meadow is a blend of 78.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8.4% Merlot, 8% Malbec and 5.1% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple in color, it slips effortlessly from the glass, singing of ripe black cherries, black raspberries and cassis, plus hints of red currants, roses, cinnamon stick and garrigue. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers lovely freshness, offering bags of perfumed black fruits in the mouth, beautifully supported by fine-grained tannins, finishing long with lots of soft-spoken floral and mineral whispers. This perfumed beauty wears the 2018 vintage stamp well, presenting a more delicate expression of this vineyard—one that I love!

    What does Diamond Creek Gravelly Meadow Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2018 taste like?


    Light
    Bold
    Smooth
    Tannic
    Dry
    Sweet
    Soft
    Acidic
    Earthy Flavors of the wine

    leather, earthy, minerals

    Red Fruit flavors of the wine

    cherry, red fruit, raspberry

    Oaky Flavors of the wine

    oak, chocolate, tobacco

    peach

    Black Fruit Flavors of the wine

    cassis, dark fruit, blackberry

    Aromas and Flavors of Spices in the wine

    licorice, eucalyptus, anise

    dried fig, toast

    Citrus notes found in the wine

    orange peel, orange, orange zest

    cream, cheese, oil

    Vegetal notes found in the wine

    grass, green bell pepper, straw

    prune, fig, black raisin

    pineapple

    Floral aromas found in the wine

    lavender

    Food Pairing with Diamond Creek Gravelly Meadow Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2018

    Our wine experts think this Bold and Structured Diamond Creek Gravelly Meadow Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2018 wine would be a match made in heaven with these dishes. Bon appétit!

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