1994 Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Red Rock Terrace
Here is a nice clean bottle of the 1994 Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Red Rock Terrace. Bottle fill is fine. A tasting note Wine Spectator - "A ripe, bold and generous red. Deeply concentrated with rich black cherry, currant, plum and wild berry notes, it's the fruitiest of the Diamond Creek Cabernets on release. Finishes with a firm tannic backbone and a lingering aftertaste. Cellar Selection."
And Robert Parker - "All three 1994s are backward, well-built, tannic wines meant to last for two decades or more. I suspect they will be among the least flattering wines to taste when released. Even more tannic than the 1994 Gravelly Meadow, but still impressively endowed, is the 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Rock Terrace. The color is a murky, ruby/purple, and the nose reluctantly offers up jammy red and blackcurrant scents, along with mineral and vanillin notes. Sweet, ripe, full-bodied, but ferociously tannic, this is a wine to lay away for at least a decade. As a fan of Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignons in the seventies and early eighties, I have frequently detailed my lack of enthusiasm for vintages after 1984. For that reason, I am happy to report that barrel samples of Diamond Creek's 1994s look to be the most reassuringly fine examples of this estate's Cabernets that I have tasted since 1984. Let's hope they put the wines into the bottle naturally, without excessive fining or filtering. Certainly the raw materials are very impressive." - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate # 104 (Apr 1996)
PREVIEW: Will go on Auction at Ebay January 3, 2008.