Smooth, rich and complex, with a concentrated core of earthy currant, black cherry, herb and toasty oak. Plush textured at first but then the tannins flex their muscles, suggesting a need for cellaring. Long finish.
Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 87
The 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Rock Terrace, usually the most accessible of the Diamond Creek Cabernets, possesses earthiness, a distinct mintiness, and astringent tannin in the finish that gives the wine an austere, angular mouthfeel. The bouquet reveals classic notes of cassis intermixed with tobacco leaf, cedar, and licorice. This Cabernet is medium-bodied, but excessively tannic.