2016 Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley USA
Deep garnet-purple in color, it charges out of the gate with exuberant black cherry cordial, plum preserves and blueberry pie notions with touches of dark chocolate, cinnamon stick, cloves, camphor and candied violets. Full-bodied, the palate is decadently fruited with black and blue berry layers, framed by firm yet plush tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with wonderfully long-lasting, opulent baking spice nuances.
99 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Offers a dense core of ripe and fleshy fruit, with plum, cassis and blackberry notes held in check for now by racy, charcoal-edged tannins. The finish is very long, rippling with sanguine and smoldering cast iron details that give this serious mouthwatering cut.
96 Points Wine Spectator