"This wine has a supple succulence of black fruit on the midpalate that's accented by earthy, savory spice. Dark cherry and plum take on bolder, concentrated richness as the wine opens, with expansive, grippy tannins lending support. Enjoy 2026–2031."
Wine Enthusiast, 94 pts
"Very vibrant, keenly articulated and concentrated cabernet that offers powerful black cherries and blackberries with dark chocolate and a deep, intense finish. This is full of promise. Try from 2020."
James Suckling, 94 pts
"What’s considered the estate wine, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain is another impressive wine from this estate and winemaker Celia Welch. Ample savory earth, mushroom, and both red and black fruits all emerge from this medium-bodied Cabernet that has moderate tannins, impressive balance, and plenty of upfront charm and accessibility, especially for a Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. Despite already drinking great, I suspect it will keep for 10-15 years or more."
Jeb Dunnuck, 92 pts
This Cabernet opens with rich aromas of red raspberry and red plum, accentuated by undertones of cocoa powder and cola spice. Supple tannins anchor the wines well-structured palate, where a concentrated entry of baked strawberry and blackberry leads to a juicy acidity and lengthy finish.
Blend: 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec, 6% Petit Verdot