by Al and Boots Brounstein and established in 1968, Diamond Creek was California's
first estate vineyard to produce only Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyards are on
three adjoining sites, each differing in exposure and soil, and the wines are
bottled under the vineyard names: Volcanic Hill (8 acres), Red Rock Terrace (7
acres) and Gravelly Meadow (5 acres). The winemaker is Phil Steinschreiber.
"... these are uncommonly complex and long-lived wines from as distinctive
a vineyard as exists in California."
- James Laube / California Wines, Wine Spectator Press -
Taste the Differences imparted to the wines by the soils of California's
most unique Cabernet vineyards. Each Vineyard has: The same grape varietals,
the same farming practices, the same winemaking techniques.
Gravelly Meadow. Earthy,
cedary, jammy, ripe blackberry, spicy, expansive finish.
Red Rock Terrace. Velvety tannins, rich and well balanced, medium dark ruby
color, cherry and black currant flavors.
Volcanic Hill. Full-bodied, intense, ripe berry fruit, cassis, smoky richness,
finished with a good length and firm tannins. Since the 1972 vintage, Diamond
Creek has been conducting hundreds of tastings.
Invariably, professionals and consumers alike have observed that there are clearly
discernible different nuances in the wines of these three vineyards. Truly, Diamond Creek is a one-of-a-kind vineyard in California.
Diamond Creek Vineyards / Diamond Mountain Rd. / Calistoga, CA 94515