Vintage & Vineyards Note
The Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon comes from vineyards located in the Mayacamas Mountain Range west of Napa Valley near Calistoga. The steep volcanic hillsides are known for producing deeply concentrated, small berry fruit. At an elevation approaching nearly 1,700 feet, these vineyards experience brilliant sunshine without the heat of the valley floor resulting in fruit that is deep in color and perfectly ripened with complex character.
2014 was a beautiful vintage for the Napa Valley along the lines of the recent outstanding vintages of 2012 and 2013. Although California’s continued drought brought another dry winter, the growing season started with a warm, dry spring and relatively early bud break. Summer temperatures remained mild and consistent with even, warm temperatures throughout. The overall quality and expressive fruit characteristics make this an outstanding vintage.