Napa and Sonoma Cabernet 2009: panel tasting results

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High alcohols and uneven quality in the generic-level wines marred what was otherwise a fine tasting, with our experts recommending most wines for good medium-term drinking. See the top 18 Napa and Sonoma Cabernet 2009 wines here...
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Napa and Sonoma Cabernet 2009, Diamond Creek
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Diamond Creek, Gravelly Meadow, Diamond Mountain District, Napa Valley

Diamond Creek, Gravelly Meadow, Diamond Mountain District, Napa Valley
Decanter average score: 17.5pts/20 (91/100pts)
Individual judge’s scores: Stephen Brook 18.5 Yohann Jousselin MS 17.5 David Motion 16.5
Firm but elegant blackberry and damson nose, with a curious mineral edge. Suave texture, with plenty of stuffing, and notes of cassis, tobacco and cedarwood. A complex wine with intensity and balance.
Price POA Vineyard Cellars
Drink 2015–2025
Alc 14.1%