Diamond Collection Claret typically includes some combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec to create a prestige Bordeaux-style blend, bottled with gold netting in the way Europe’s finest wines were once presented. Claret fruit is grown in a range of vineyards from diverse locations resulting in greater complexity. This vintage the majority of fruit came from Solano, El Dorado, and Lake counties, appellations that feature volcanic soils and higher elevations.
We came off an early vintage in 2014 only to have an even earlier season in 2015. Limited rainfall in the spring reduced yields and contributed to fruit with very good concentration. Our 2015 Diamond Claret offers voluptuous body and supple tannins with loads of red and black fruits, toasted spices, and an intriguing floral nuance.
Aromas: Black currants, raspberries, violets, anise
Flavors: Cherries, pomegranate, toasted oak, vanilla