Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Gravelly Meadow 2017
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot. Albert Jack Brounstein created Diamond Creek in 1968 with his purchase of 79 acres in the Diamond Creek canyon. The stated goal of Diamond Creek was to display the differences in the terroirs and micro climates found in each unique, vineyard site; Volcanic Hill, Gravelly Meadow, Red Rock Terrace and Lake Vineyards. Al's desire to create multiple single vineyard wines from Diamond Creek was, and still is, unique to Napa Valley. Gravelly Meadow is Diamond Creek's second coolest micro-climate and their lowest yielding vineyard. Originally a pre-historic river bed, this stony, gravelly soil drains rapidly and the vines struggle for moisture. The wines are described as earthy, cedary, jammy and ripe blackberry with a spicy expansive finish.