Diamond Terrace Diamond Mountain
The Taylors purchased their 6.5 ha (16 acre) vineyard in 1998. Cabernet Sauvignon was originally planted in 1984 and the vineyard brought up to its present size in 1992. They have now decided to retire and 2008 was the last vintage. Production was tiny and for Napa the wine reasonably priced. It is an elegant and structured mountain red but with a sufficiently supple feel to its tannin. Aged in a mix of French and American oak, it shows both dark, spicy fruits and a toasty hint on the finish. A Howell Mountain Cabernet was also released from 2008. (DM)
Diamond Terrace Diamond Mountain www.diamondterrace.com
Maureen & Hal Taylor 1391 Diamond Mountain Road, Calistoga, CA 94515
Tel: 707 942-1189 Fax: 707 942-1372
To find out more about Diamond Terrace and their wines, and to see how we reviewed and rated their wines you can check out the Wine Guide Napa and Carneros..
Or indeed you can check out the new extensively updated 9th edition Wine Behind the Label Wine Guide that is 2250 pages, it reviews around 4000 vineyards and over 30,000 wines. (DM)