Our 2015 Armstrong Ranch 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 floor, cocoa powder, as well as dried herbs like mountain sage, rosemary and cigar tobacco layer the dark blackberry, dark plum, blueberry, black raspberry, cola and bittersweet chocolate aromas. Supported by sweet baking spice notes from the oak barrel integration, you’ll find cedar, cinnamon, allspice, vanilla bean, clove and charred toast notes coming from new French oak barrels. From the layered and nuanced entry on the palate to the persistent, dark-fruit and espresso-like lengthy finish, the wine is complex and well-structured while being framed with minerality. Mouth filling well integrated tannins support the texture and structure. Consider decanting this wine if you choose to enjoy it in its youth. Only 270 cases were produced and they are available exclusively at our winery.