Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
Dyer Vineyard ~ Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Grown On Diamond Mountain
Cabernet Sauvignon is often called the “king of grapes” and that is certainly true in Napa Valley’s Diamond Mountain District. It is perhaps the most widely planted grape in the world, rising first to prominence in France’s Bordeaux region where it thrives and where the reputation for high quality wines is historic. Flavor in red wines is extracted from the skins during fermentation, and Cabernet Sauvignon, with it’s small berries and thick skins, makes wines that are highly colored, flavorful and have a tannin structure that ensures age-ability. In Napa Valley, this is accentuated in the hillside AVAs where well-drained soils ripen grapes with extremely small berries and reduced yields making for intense, concentrated wines with high typicity and great structure. Cabernet Sauvignon is the dominant grape in Napa Valley’s Diamond Mountain District and here at Dyer Vineyard it is 78% of the vineyard. The two blending varieties grown at Dyer Vineyard are Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
2019 – Current Release
The 2019 Dyer Vineyard Diamond Mountain Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is an expressive version of our Cabernet blend- richly aromatic with currents, plums, hint of violets and savory notes of cedar. At this young age it is showing all the depth of flavor and textural richness that are hallmarks of Diamond Mountain and Dyer Vineyard. It’s a classic vintage, hitting all the notes that you have come to expect from Dyer and Diamond Mountain.
– Bill & Dawnine
“For me, Diamond Mountain, with its volcanic soils, intimate vineyards, and various exposures, is a study in expressive wines with great minerality, firm tannins and complexity. At their very best they are elegantly structured and, when well aged- they are perfection.”
– Dawnine Dyer
What The Critics Are Saying…
— Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
“The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is sublime. Bright and savory, with tons of energy, the 2019 captures all the personality of this tiny vineyard on Diamond Mountain. Dried rose petal, lavender, red plum, graphite and crushed rocks add layers of nuance to this mid-weight, classically built Cabernet from Dyer. In a word; superb.
Dyer makes some of the most compelling wines in all of Napa Valley at their tiny Diamond Mountain estate. For some reason, Dyer remains very much under the radar. Readers with classically leaning palates will want to check out these wines.”
— ANTONIO GALLONI, VINOUS
2013 – Featured Library Wine
Dyer’s 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is a real head-turner. An exotic mélange of aromas and flavors jumps from the glass. Deep, inky and utterly impeccable, the 2013 stands out for its nuance. White truffles, blackberry jam, pencil shavings and blood orange are all layered into the super-expressive finish. The 2013 is shaping up to a be a real head-turner from Dyer.
The final blend is 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Petit Verdot.
The 2013 has been a standout vintage since it’s release and is now beginning to evolve into the full complexity… see below for one critics take on release.
What One Critics Said
“Dyer’s 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is a real head-turner. An exotic mélange of aromas and flavors jumps from the glass. Deep, inky and utterly impeccable, the 2013 stands out for its nuance. White truffles, blackberry jam, pencil shavings and blood orange are all layered into the super-expressive finish. The 2013 is shaping up to a be a real head-turner from Dyer.”
—ANTONIO GALLONI, VINOUS
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