The Underground Wine Letter :
2017 Diamond Creek Vineyards Volcanic Hill
The 2017 Volcanic Hill production is 850 cases. This is a stunning wine that may be a modern day version of the classic 1979 Volcanic Hill First Pick which is one of the all-time great Napa Cabernet Sauvignons (to read an article with a tasting note on the 1979 Diamond Creek Vineyards Volcanic Hill First Pick click here). With very dark purple black hued color this Volcanic Hill has an intense perfume of cassis and blackberries. On the palate it is loaded with very intense black fruit flavors that envelope the well-integrated soft tannins. A monumental wine with great persistence and intensity, it is also, at the same time, harmonious. This is a rare combination. And, while a lot of patience will be required for the wine to blossom, that patience should be very well rewarded – Extraordinary Plus Potential.