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Diamond Creek, Napa Valley

This historic winery is fully into a renaissance! The wines are well and truly back amongst the elite. Having seen the vineyards first hand last year, it's easy to see why. Undoubtedly some of Napa's best vineyards with fabulous terroir evident.
The wines crafted from its three distinct vineyard sites – Volcanic Hill, Gravelly Meadow and Red Rock Terrace – have loyal devotees the world over, who follow these wines year after year. It is no wonder, as their promise with age is unparalleled.

Despite the severe drought that had parched the Napa region for three years, 2016 was a vintage that produced aromatically expressive and inviting wines with a fine definition, thanks largely to a cool August that relieved the weathered vines of their sun-stress. Diamond Creek’s mountain setting enabled a long, late ripening where harvest took place in October.

The wines are detailed and impressive, displaying pure, effortless fruit and fine, tannic frameworks, whilst seamlessly exposing each site’s transparent character.

We have no doubt that the 2016s from Diamond Creek will go on to surpass the highly lauded 2015s and will be considered among the canon of great vintages at the estate.

In 2016, the incredibly rare Lake vineyard was bottled. That wine (made only seventeen times since 1978) has gone on to become one of the most profound California Cabernets ever made. We are very pleased to have received a tiny allocation of this incredibly rare wine. We will allocate these to clients that take a spread across this release as well as having a history of supporting Diamond Creek.

These 2016s from Diamond Creek are once again some of the most collectible wines in our fine wine calendar. We urge you to buy these wines now for long-term cellaring, as the chance is unlikely to come round again.


“This iconic winery has a resumé that includes some of the greatest wines made in Napa”
Antonio Galloni

Diamond Creek 2016 Mixed 6 Pack

USA

2 bottles of each.

Retail price - Per bottle

Buy now Case Qty: 6 Under Bond Case Price: £805.00 (£134.17 per bottle)

Diamond Creek 'Gravelly Meadow' 2016

USA

This coolest and lowest yielding vineyard creates wines of immense complexity and concentration. Gravelly Meadow 2016 displays gentle and precise fruit alongside a touch of pencil lead classicism. The dark fruit aroma includes fig, dried rose petal and gentle ashen notes underscored by a subtle graphite quality. Full-bodied, textured with bright acidity and elegant fruit-cake spice which tempers the depth of fruit. A very fine, detailed wine that crackles with with a mineral energy.

Retail price - Per bottle

Buy now Case Qty: 6 Under Bond Case Price: £805.00 (£134.17 per bottle)

Diamond Creek 'Volcanic Hill' 2016

USA

Voluptuous and highly appealing, this Volcanic Hill displays a perceptible sweet note to the bouquet with nuances of baking spices and notes of rich plum and scented rose petal. There is a dark, deep fruit profile counterbalanced by a densely thickset tannins. A terrific effort; a standard bearer of concentration, power and finesse.

Retail price - Per bottle

Buy now Case Qty: 6 Under Bond Case Price: £805.00 (£134.17 per bottle)

Diamond Creek 'Red Rock Terrace' 2016

USA

This fine, precise Cabernet is characterised by dark, expansive cassis fruit and perfumed violet and florals. The palate is displays sweet, focused fruit alongside very fine and grainy tannic profile. Cherry, mint and black currant all vie for attention here. It is a multifarious wine of memorable intensity with a spicy, iron-rich depth that carries long into the finish. Pure brilliance.

Retail price - Per bottle

Buy now Case Qty: 6 Under Bond Case Price: £805.00 (£134.17 per bottle)

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Winelist last updated: 18/11/2018 12:37:27

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