Vinous | Rating: 95Diamond Creek's 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Gravelly Meadow is defined by a sense of translucency and lift that is compelling. Medium in body and light on its feet, the 2014 is all about persistence. Here, too, the tannins are remarkably soft and polished for such a young Diamond Creek wine. Hints of lavender, plum, violet, spice and mint add character to a wine that speaks to finesse more than pure power.Author: Antonio Galloni
Wine Spectator | Rating: 92Marked by a strong cedary oak presence, though not at the expense of balance and proportion, this offers spice, currant, dried herb and crushed rock flavors and a long, focused finish. Too young now for peak enjoyment, but let this rest and then savor the complexity. Best from 2020 through 2032. 501 cases made.Author: James Laube
JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 95Opulent aromas of crushed blueberries and plums. Hints of flowers. Full body, round and medium chewy tannins, yet this remains fruity and exuberant. Savory and delicious on the finish. Why wait?Author: James Suckling
Wine Advocate | Rating: 97The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Gravelly Meadow offers up an opaque purple-black color and is profoundly scented of creme de cassis, plum preserves and mocha with hints of tar, black pepper, Indian spices and balsamic. Full-bodied, rich and decadent in the mouth, it delivers an incredible depth of fruit and earthy flavors, with a solid backbone of fine-grained tannins and great freshness, finishing long and earthy.Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 34 bottles owned
- 15 collectors