2019 Wallis Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley’s Diamond Mountain District

$125.00 for 750ml

Technical Details

Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Production: 250 Cases

Alcohol: 14.7

Reviews & Accolades

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.

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.

Robb Report — Top 10 Best Napa Cabs to Drink With Your Grilled Steak

Thomas Rivers Brown is the winemaker responsible for this delightful Napa Cab. Made from 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon grown in the Diamond Mountain District, it is aged for 20 months in 80 percent new French oak and is bottled unfined and unfiltered. It is garnet-ruby in color with aromas of crushed violets, pencil lead, and ripe black fruits in the bouquet. The palate offers flavors of cassis, black raspberry, and tobacco leaf with silky tannins and a finish that goes on and on. Only 250 cases produced.

TEXSOM International Wine Awards — Gold

Awarded a Gold medal.

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.

James Suckling — 91

A chocolatey nose with mulberries, plums, vanilla and spice box. Full body with chewy tannins. Rich with plenty of chocolate and black fruit. Creamy texture and a firm finish. Drink from 2024.