The 2006 Wallis Family Estate Diamond
Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon "is a
rare find indeed." Made from a blend of
the traditional Bordeaux varietals, it has
bold aromatic characters of black
currants, mouth filling plums, espresso and
toast topped off with vanilla bean ice
cream notes. This wine has an opulent full bodied
character that lingers long after the wine is
swallowed. A wine to enjoy immediately or
to hold for the next 7 to 14 years.
Garnet hue with a fuchsia rim. Lovely blueberry and ripe plum aromas with a tiramisù-like richness. Silky texture with blackberry and kirsch-like flavors, an edge of mintiness and fine sandpaper tannins. Crisp, dry close with both a prevailing fruitiness and dusty mineral notes.
A superior Cabernet that shows, first and foremost, Diamond Mountain's famous tannins. They make the mouthfeel a little hard, but the wine is so rich in blackberries and plums, you hardly notice. Beautiful now, with decanting, and should develop for six years.
The project started in 1975 with the purchase of 85 acres on Diamond Mountain, which is southwest of Calistoga, in The Napa Valley. With the land came an original stone house, which was built in 1906, and also lovely old barn built in the late 1800's. The Barn was designed by W.H. Corlett. In 1997 we planted about 13 acres of vineyards. The vineyard is planted in eight distinct blocks on a spacing of 4X7.... View More