Daily Wine 7/8/17:
Diamond Creek – Volcanic Hill – Cabernet Sauvignon – Napa Valley – 2007
- This is a Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated wine with a small amount of Petit Verdot blended in.
- Volcanic Hill is 8 acres of south facing slopes and is the warmest of all the micro-climates on the property. The soil is gray, light volcanic ash from Mt. Konocti that erupted 8 million years ago.
- Volcanic Hill is the most intense and full-bodied wine that Diamond Creek offers. Five vineyards of about 22 acres total make up the property and are split and bottled based on their own micro-climate.
- Other vineyards include: Red Rock Terrace (7 acres), Gravelly Meadows (5 acres), Petit Verdot (1 acre) and Lake (0.75 acre). Lake is the best wine made, but only is produced in the best years.
- Diamond Creek was founded in 1968 and is California’s first exclusively Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Vineyard. Al Brounstein found a secluded plot on Diamond Mountain in Napa Valley and decided to call it home.
- Now Boots Brounstein heads the operation.
- Pair this with steak and lamb.