2002 Diamond Creek Gravelly Meadow 30th Anniversary Cabernet - 750ml

2002 Diamond Creek Gravelly Meadow 30th Anniversary Cabernet - 750ml

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2002 Diamond Creek Gravelly Meadow 30th Anniversary Cabernet - 95 pts
Diamond Creek Vineyards is a wine producer located in the Diamond Mountain sub-appellation of Napa Valley. It was founded in 1968 by Al and Boots Brounstein, and it was the first winery in California to exclusively produce wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon. Today, it produces Cabernet Sauvignon from four different vineyards in Diamond Mountain.

Al, the former owner of a successful pharmaceutical business in Los Angeles, got into wine when taking a class at UCLA on French wine appreciation. After working a few harvests at Ridge Vineyards, he decided that he wanted to have his own property. He visited a then unplanted property on Diamond Mountain, and after consulting with the famed Andre Tchelistcheff and Louis Martini, he purchased the property and planted it all to Cabernet Sauvignon.


Product Details

Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 2002
Rating 95+ RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Diamond Creek
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating 95+ RP - The 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Gravelly Meadow comes from a 5-acre vineyard planted on stony and gravelly soils. While it is the most evolved and forward of this trio, it is by no means fully mature as it easily needs 3-5 more years of cellaring. Aromas of wet rocks, smoky barbecue nuances, vanillin, black currants, graphite and chocolate emerge from this full-bodied, opulent, somewhat austere red. The great purity and exuberance of Napa Cabernet fruit is underlaid by a Bordeaux-like tannic structure. A sensational effort, it will easily last another 2-3 decades. These three extremely youthful and impressive wines from Diamond Creek Vineyards are all backward and in need of 5-7 years of additional cellaring. By the way, each of these three vineyards has the exact same percentage of grapes (88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot) planted in them, which makes comparing them fascinating. RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 2002
Rating 95+ RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Diamond Creek
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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