Tuesday, November 11, 2008

1980 and 1982 Diamond Creek Cabernet, Volcanic Hill

7/4/06 (4th of July Bash)-The two Diamond Creek Cabs were tasted by approximately 30 members of the Folsom Wine Group. The Volcanic Hill grapes are planted on volcanic ash with a southerly exposure, and typically make the hardest, most tannic and powerful wines compared to the other vineyard specific cabs by Diamond Creek (Red Rock Terrace, Lake and Gravelly Meadow). The 1980 was the clear favorite of the two. Tasting notes were quite consistent with the members and between the two wines; big, fruity, youthful, tannic, plums, some earthiness.

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