Founded in 1968, Diamond Creek is California’s first exclusively Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Vineyard. Visionary pioneer Al Brounstein defied modern conventions and planted Bordeaux varietals on secluded Diamond Mountain. The three vineyards produce a small amount of long-lived wines that are elegant with great depth and richness, honored and cherished by connoisseurs the world over. Taste the differences imparted to the wine by the distinct soils and micro-climates of Diamond Creek Vineyards.
Red Rock Terrace, a warm microclimate, is 7 acres of north facing vineyard.¬† The red tinted soil is high in iron content.¬† The wine from Red Rock Terrace is the most accessible and earliest drinkable of all our wines.
Our winemaker describes Red Rock Terrace as “having velvety tannins, rich and well balanced, medium dark ruby color with cherry, mint and black currant flavors.”
Vinous 92 points – Diamond Creek Red Rock Terrace Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 impresses for its sweet, perfumed fruit and racy personality. This gorgeous, mid-weight Cabernet Sauvignon will drink well now and over the next decade-plus based on its pure sexiness. This is an unusually forward, plump Cabernet by Diamond Creek standards, but that should be quite welcome by readers cellaring some of the more structured vintage. The 2011 offers good up-front appeal, but loses a bit of persistence through the mid-palate and finish, which is a relatively small critique for a wine that is otherwise very nicely balanced. Antonio Galloni, December/2014