2004 Diamond Creek Red Rock Terrace Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, USA 1.5L Magnum
Velvety tannins, rich and well balanced, medium dark ruby color with cherry, mint and black currant flavors.
Rated 94 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Rock Terrace comes from a 7-acre parcel on Diamond Mountain originally owned by the late Al Bronstein and his widow, Boots. The wine exhibits a dark ruby/purple color, beautiful density and richness, impeccable balance, wonderful purity and depth, a full-bodied mouthfeel, and a striking elegance. Still young and vigorous, it should hit its peak in 5-6 years, and should last 20-25 years thereafter.
Rated 91 Points Wine Spectator
Bordeaux-like in its style, structure and range of flavors, with a mix of dried currant, fresh earth, mineral, tobacco and cedary oak. Gains complexity and nuance on the finish, which is long, sleek and complex.
Rated 90 points Vinous
Outer quote mark Bright ruby-red. Superripe aromas of kirsch, blackberry, licorice, cedar and loamy earth. Sweet and lush on entry, then conveys lovely energy and lift to its chewy, slightly medicinal flavors of dark fruits, spices, menthol and herbs. Firmly built and still a bit youthfully aggressive on the back end, but the wine's tannins and herbal quality are nicely buffered by intense fruit. There's no rush to drink this claret-like Cabernet.