2019 Vintage

2019 Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Robert Parker — 94

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon bursts with intense black and red cherries, boysenberries and warm cassis notes, plus wafts of cedar, pencil lead, wild sage and truffles. The palate is medium to full-bodied with tightly knit, fine-grained tannins and lovely freshness supporting the muscular fruit, finishing long and minerally.

2019 C.S. Denali: Robert Parker, Lisa Perotti-Brown

Robert Parker — 95

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Wallis Denali Estate Vineyard reveals alluring scents of fruitcake, baked blackberries and crème de cassis, plus suggestions of eucalyptus, espresso, black olives and crushed rocks. Medium to full-bodied, it delivers tons of savory layers and beautiful harmony in the mouth, with a firm, fine-grained texture and refreshing lift on the finish.

2019 C.S. Denali: Vinous, Antonio Galloni

Vinous — 92

The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Denali Estate Vineyard is a potent, St. Helena Cabernet. It offers plenty of impact as well as all the exuberance of St. Helena. Inky red/purplish berry fruit, lavender, spice, rose petal and menthol all hit the palate. This tannic, ample Cabernet has plenty of depth, that much is obvious. All it needs is a bit more polish in the tannins.

2019 Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Vinous — 96

The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is exceptional. In fact, the 2019 is one of the best editions of this wine in recent memory. A rush of blackberry jam, cloves, licorice, menthol, lavender and espresso hits the palate. Plush and deep, with plenty of structure, the 2019 is a great example of Diamond Mountain Cabernet done in an unapologetically flamboyant style.

2019 Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Challenge — 96, Platinum

One of my two favorite sub-AVA’s of Napa Valley brings us this Cabernet Sauvignon, one made beautiful through the struggle of growing in the region.  There’s a red fruit stamp that often originates from the area, and it’s well displayed here through careful oak selection that serves to accentuate the fruit without burying it.  Well done!  Made by Thomas Rivers Brown.