Vintage 2011
Wine Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Region Napa Valley
Winemaker Harry Hansen

This intense, mountain-grown wine has a dark ruby color and aromas of spicy black cherry, briar, tobacco, toasty oak, bay leaf and blueberry.

Winemaking

Grapes for our Diamond Mountain Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon were hand-harvested, de-stemmed and fermented in stainless steel tanks for seven to ten days with regular pumpovers to extract color and flavor. Concentrated black cherry, blackberry, briar and toasty oak flavors mingle with subtle mountain minerality. Enjoy it with roast tenderloin, grilled filet mignon and roast rack of lamb.

Vineyard Notes

Situated high above the valley floor on a steep northern face of the Mayacamas Mountains near Calistoga, Diamond Mountain Ranch is one of the most interesting vineyard properties in this renowned winegrowing region. Here, austere soils and dry farming stress the vines and low vigor volcanic soils provide minimal nutrition. The result is small, intensely concentrated fruit clusters that make deeply pigmented, assertive wines that are rich in body and tannin: truly world-class wines.
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