1993 Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill

- 750 ml
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The 1993 Volcanic Hill exhibits smoky, black-cherry fruit, is medium to full-bodied... The 1993 Gravelly Meadow and Volcanic Hill appear to be very good...

Robert Parker

Sokolin 1993 Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill Tasting Notes:

Few wineries can proudly claim to be able to match the potency and intricacy of a well-matured Cheval Blanc. The '93 is a blockbuster of a wine, approachable and inviting for wine novices and staggeringly compelling for more experienced connoisseurs. On the nose, the wine releases an intoxicating, mesmerizing aromatic cocktail with strong traces of red and dark fruit, spices, lead pencil, menthol, and licorice. It boasts a very carefully measured dose of acidity, just enough to cut through the richness and provide balance. On the palate, the fruit appears in waves and layers, showering your tastebuds with pure pleasure. The finish is almost impossibly long and generous, and the tannins are well-integrated to the point of being barely noticeable at times. It should go without saying, but a wine of this caliber can turn even the most mediocre, boring meetup into a party that will be remembered for decades. Keep it by your side, and uncork at the perfect moment.
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Vintage 1993
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country US: As one of the most prolific and innovative wine regions in the world, America is a joy to explore. Most wine connoisseurs will agree that the nation's finest and most compelling wines are being produced today, which means that we have front-row seats to one of the most inspirational stories in wine history. While other regions tend to focus on specific wine styles and have somewhat strict rules as to which varietals you could grow, areas like California have few such restrictions in place. As a result, creative visionaries behind America's most reputable estates have been able to develop compelling, unique, and innovative styles, with a level of terroir expression that rivals even France's largest giants.
Producer Diamond
Rating 89-91 RP
Region California: With a history of wine production that dates back to the 18th century, California currently sits as one of the world's most prolific and reputable wine regions. With an area as vast as California, you can expect a colorful collage of terroir profiles, a series of microclimates, and micro-environments that give the wine a unique, memorable appeal. The region's produce is far from homogenized in that sense, and it would take you countless hours to sample all of it. While the region boasts scars from the Prohibition era, it went through what can only be described as a viticultural Renaissance sometime after the 1960s. At that point, California went from a port-style, sweet wine region to a versatile and compelling competitor on the world market. Today, no matter which way your taste in wine leans, you can find a new favorite producer among California's most talented. Notable sub-regions include legendary names like Napa Valley and Sonoma County, places that any wine lover would die to visit. California's quintessential warm climate allows for incredibly ripe fruit expressions, a style that provides a stark contrast to Old World-inspired, earthy classics. Even where inspiration was clearly taken from staple French appellations, Californian winemakers put their own unique spin on the wine.
Type of Wine California Red: Whether it's Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah or Zinfandel, Californian red wine producers have a lovely habit of taking a varietal and expressing its essence in a unique, never before seen way. From Napa Valley to the regions south of Los Angeles, there's a red for everyone - and it's never too late to start exploring.
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
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