Our 2014 Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon expresses the bold, mountain-grown fruit of its provenance—a vineyard on Diamond Mountain, which is part of the Mayacamas Range that flanks Napa Valley on the west side. Terroir nuances of forest loam, slate and mountain sage layer the intense cassis and blackberry aromas, while hints of caramel, allspice and cardamom come from new French oak barrels. From the full, plush entry to the persistent, dark-fruit finish, the wine is beautifully balanced. Muscular, yet fine-grained, tannins structure the wine and promise cellar worthiness. Consider decanting this wine if you choose to enjoy it in its youth.