Our 2015 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, graphite, as well as dried herbs like mountain sage, anise seed, and wild violet layer the intense macerated blackberry, dark plum, blueberry, black cherry and mocha aromas. Supported by sweet baking spice notes from the oak barrel integration, you’ll find allspice, vanilla bean, cardamom and charred toast notes coming from new French oak barrels. From the full, rich and silky entry on the palate to the persistent, dark-fruit lengthy finish, the wine is beautifully balanced and well structured. Muscular, yet fine-grained tannins support the wine and promise cellar worthiness. Consider decanting this wine if you choose to enjoy it in its youth.