Accolades

2015 
“From a site at 1,100-feet in elevation, this wine is impressive and memorable, rounded and full-figured, with a grippy backbone. Black raspberry and earthy tobacco come to the fore first, followed by toasted oak, clove and pencil. It lingers in clove on the formidable finish. This young wine can benefit from cellaring; enjoy best 2025 through 2035.” — Wine Enthusiast    >>> Buy 2015

2014
“With 4% Petit Verdot, this mountain wine is a study in tension and weight, fully expressive of oak and grippy tannin. Baked plum, currant and blackberry provide a subtle well-integrated fruitiness to the bold swathes of tobacco and dark chocolate.” — Wine Enthusiast   >>> Buy 2014

 

2013
“From one of the warmer mountain ranges in the Napa Valley, this wine exhibits plenty of elegance and classic restraint, though it offers plenty of simultaneous power. Cedar, dried herb, red currant and black pepper make up the range of seasonings, with a touch of crayon wax and bitter leather riding along a substantial grip of tannin. Cellar and enjoy best from 2023–2033.” — Wine Enthusiast     >>> Buy 2013

 

2012
“This is a lovely, age-worthy wine that sings in earthy tobacco, black pepper and leather before revealing balanced acidity and a light background of its 20 months in French oak, 40% of it new. Made by Gary Brookman, it finishes awash in cherry and chocolate. Drink now through 2022.” — Wine Enthusiast   >>> Buy 2012

 

2010
“A wine that’s had some time to find itself in bottle, this opens in a wildness of mountain tannin and dusty texture, grippy and dry on the palate. Cedar, tobacco and shy black fruit call out for braised red meat, with a structure that should hold up longer in the cellar if necessary.” — Wine Enthusiast     >>> Buy 2010

 

2009
“…this is a very good Cabernet. Rich and ripe in blackberry, currant, chocolate and intense new oak, it’s flashy in the modern way, but it’s a bit soft. Drink now.” — Wine Enthusiast

 

2008
“Mueller Family turns to Diamond Mountain for their Cabernet, with excellent results. The wine is full-bodied and dry and feels just great in the mouth, with smooth, rich tannins supporting complex flavors of blackberries, cassis, mocha and sweet, smoky oak. Beautiful now, and should develop over the next eight years.” — Wine Enthusiast

 

2007

“Bigtime tannins and flashily ripe fruit mark this fresh young Cabernet, from the western Mayacamas Mountains. It’s dry, but rich in blackberries, blueberries, cherries and chocolate, with an elaborate coating of oak. Should develop over the next six years.” — Wine Enthusiast

 

“Diamond Mountain is I think the most underrated mountain AVA in Napa Valley. This 2007, the debut release from a tiny Diamond Mountain producer, is excellent, and a fine value. It is elegant and complex in style; a full bodied, lightly oaky, medium rich Cabernet, which is very long on the palate, and finishes with a flourish of aromas and flavors reminiscent of black cherry, violet, cassis, cedar, and spicy oak. It will drink well over the next five to ten years. Fine debut release.” — Ronn Wiegand, Master of Wine & Master Sommelier