Gems From Diamond Mountain
The Diamond Mountain District occupies the northernmost part of Napa Valley's famed Mayacamas Mountains. This is the range that defines the western boundary of the Napa Valley and it's sloping vineyards, with elevations ranging from 400 to 2200 feet. Prized volcanic soils give the wines of the region their characteristic depth of flavor, strength and minerality. It was the eruption of Mt. Konocti on the south shore of Clear Lake eight million years ago that is credited with contributing great quantities of volcanic ash to the mountain's soil composition, and the volcanic glass crystals in the soil give Diamond Mountain its name.
The district itself encompasses some 5,000 acres, of which less than 500 are planted to vines, making its acreage under vine the smallest of any Napa Valley AVA. Most of the vineyards are small and family owned, the wines made in small quantities with limited distribution.
The Cabernets from this AVA are bold and elegant with wonderful blue berry fruit nuances and tannins that resemble "an iron fist in a velvet glove". Although they all share some characteristics common to the District, each is distinct, with different nuances particular to their respective microclimates and terroir.
Your collection of gems includes the following:
One 1.5 L 2004 Andrew Geoffrey Cabernet Sauvignon
One 1.5 L 2001 Constant Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
One 1.5 L 2008 Diamond Creek Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Rock Terrace
One 750 ml 2008 Reverie Estate Special Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
One 1.5 L 2007 J. Davies Cabernet Sauvignon
One 1.5 L 2009 Wallis Family Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
One 1.5 L 2007 Diamond Terrace Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon
One 1.5 L 2004 Dyer Vineyard Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
Two 750 ml 2006 Von Strasser Cabernet Sauvignon, Rainin Vineyard
One 1.5 L 2004 Lokoya Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
One 1.5 L 2006 Seaver GTS Cabernet Sauvignon
Through the remarkable generosity of 55 Degrees, St. Helena, your wine purchases will be stored securely in optimal conditions for up to 30 days until shipping or pick up arrangements have been made. All shipping charges are the sole responsibility of the winning bidder. A very special Thank You to owners, Karen and Neil Aldoroty, 55 Degrees, St. Helena, CA.
Collection of California Sales Tax:
Unless a valid resale permit is presented to seller prior to the sale, purchaser will be required to pay all state and local retail sales taxes applicable in the date of sale. Resale permits will be accepted only for businesses that are reasonably expected to
buy and sell wine. Sales tax will be collected on the fair market value of each lot.
Diamond Mountain District Donors: Constant Diamond Mountain, Dyer Vineyard, Diamond Creek, Andrew Geoffrey
Diamond Mountain Vintners 2: Lokoya-Cardinale, Reverie, GTS Vineyards, Von Strasser, J. Davies