History and Background
Nestled in the hillsides of Napa Valley, Diamond Creek was founded in 1968 by Al and Boots Brounstein. Pioneers in their own right, the Brounsteins were among the first in California to focus on producing single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon wines. Al Brounstein's vision and passion for producing wines that reflect the unique characteristics of each vineyard site have set the stage for Diamond Creek's reputation as one of Napa's premier Cabernet producers.
Vineyards and Terroir
Diamond Creek's vineyards are distinguished by their varied microclimates and soil compositions:
Red Rock Terrace: A warm, iron-rich vineyard that produces wines with a robust, mineral-driven character.
Gravelly Meadow: Originally a prehistoric riverbed, this cooler vineyard site yields wines with a pronounced elegance and complexity.
Volcanic Hill: As the name suggests, this vineyard boasts volcanic ash soils and produces wines with depth, structure, and a distinct smoky note.
Wine Style and Production
Diamond Creek is celebrated for producing Cabernet Sauvignon wines that are:
- Distinctly structured, reflecting the unique terroir of each vineyard site.
- Crafted with a meticulous approach, both in the vineyard and the cellar, ensuring that each vintage is a harmonious expression of its origin.
The winemaking philosophy at Diamond Creek emphasizes minimal intervention, allowing the nuances of each vineyard site to be vividly expressed in the glass.
Diamond Creek's wines have long been recognized for their depth, longevity, and ability to beautifully express the nuances of their terroir. Their single-vineyard approach has set a benchmark in Napa Valley, and the wines are consistently sought after by collectors and enthusiasts alike.
Diamond Creek stands as a beacon of excellence in Napa Valley. Through dedicated viticulture, thoughtful winemaking, and a deep respect for the land, the estate produces wines that are not only reflective of their origin but also rank among Napa's finest. For those passionate about the nuanced and elegant expressions of Cabernet Sauvignon, Diamond Creek offers a wine experience that is both profound and memorable.