Lot 679 | 2016 Diamond Mountain
A super rare, small-lot gem from high-elevation vineyards in Napa Valley's Diamond Mountain District!
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- Diamond Mountain
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Alcohol by Volume
- Cases Produced
- Now through 2030
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High above Napa Valley, the vineyards of the Diamond Mountain District are planted to volcanic soils that produce small crops of a very particular character unlike that of anywhere else in the valley. These high elevation vines, grown above the fog line, struggle mightily to dig deep roots in the rocky slopes. The result? Intensely flavored grapes that in turn, are made into exceptionally structured, age-worthy wines.
There are only a handful of producers up on Diamond Mountain, so I can’t be very specific regarding the sourcing. Lot 679 was purchased from a small winery that produces very collectible (and very expensive) mountain Cabernets that are rarely available to the general public…unless you have the right connections. Produced by a winemaker whose name is well known among hardcore and casual wine geeks alike, this is a spectacular gem out of Napa Valley that is difficult to find (even for hardcore negociants like myself).
Classic CH Deal
I bought 2 cases hoping this would be another classic. I've opened one to try it, and I am not disappointed.
The wine is young and needs decanting or time in the bottle, but it is a big wine, great structure and is a nice balance of black fruits and earth tones. Its soft but has a long finish.
Cant wait to see what this is like in 5 and 10 years.
Rich dark Cabernet! What a tasty wine. Dark and delicious. Needs little air time. Perfect with first glass to last. So good!
Wish I ordered more!
WOW! This was a very enjoyable glass of Cabernet. I have to tell you the first pour right out of the bottle (please don't do this) was very tight and astringent without letting any fruit to get through. After decanting and letting it sit for a while this next glass was amazing. The tannins settled down a bit and the acidity is still there but it rounded into a nice taste. The color was very deep red. More ruby tending to purple to me than garnet and was almost inky. This was a medium to full bodied with a finish that (to me) was LONG and velvety. Fruit flavors were of blackberries and berry jam with hints of mint and graphite. I wish I ordered more than a case. Sadly now its gone.
I absolutely loved 679!! Soft, earthy and silky but still full bodied. Not your typical Cabernet, this one is special! I am sorry I did not buy more. For those who did not like it I will happily buy it from you :)
Soft, but Solid
Aroma starts with cassis, some earthiness, and a little bit of blueberry. Exceptionally well balanced....soft, and a little easier drinking than some of the bigger cabs. Tannins and oak are there, softer fruits and an even finish, silky. That's a nice one....softer than the big cabs, but still as pleasant and complex. This one would go great with a big steak, but could be enjoyed alone as well.
Enjoyed it, but prefer something more oaky & complex.
Spence & Leah
Good Wine... Not what I expected being Diamond Mt Fruit
This wine is soft and alluring on the nose. The attack is lacking and mellow, but the mid-body covers the palate with velvet tannin, flavors of red fruit jam, but a short finish. Very easy drinking.