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2014 J. Davies Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Lightly depressed cork; light label condition issue

ITEM 8246220 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased at retail

Bidder Amount Total
$70
Item Sold Amount Date
I8266389 1 $71 Jun 12, 2022
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RATINGS

95Robert M. Parker Jr.

...with terrific purity, plenty of blue, red and black fruits, some floral notes, medium to full body, supple tannins and a layered mouthfeel that builds incrementally to a long, long finish.

94Vinous / IWC

Graphite, smoke, licorice, black cherry, lavender and savory herbs develop in the glass, adding considerable complexity.

94Stephen Tanzer

...deep, nuanced bouquet of exotic flowers, spice, blackcurrants, and plums. Ripe, textured and opulent on the palate, with solid ripeness to its tannin, it has a terrific mid-palate and ample length on the finish.

93Wine Spectator

Makes an assertive statement, with rich, loamy earth, dark berry, licorice, mocha and crushed rock flavors, holding focus and gaining depth and nuance.

PRODUCER

J. Davies

J. Davies Cabernet Sauvignon is made by Schramsberg, one of California’s most venerable and storied producers. Schramsberg was founded in the mid-19th century by Jacob Schram, a German immigrant whose dream was to make wine in California. By 1876 his wines were being shipped throughout the country and winning awards. The property changed hands several times in the 20th century, and was finally purchased in 1965 by Jack and Jamie Davies, a couple determined to produce a sparkling wine that would compete with the best French Champagnes. They succeeded in making such excellent sparkling wine that Schrambserg became the official sparkling wine of the Nixon administration and has been served in the White House ever since. The J. Davies Cab is a Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Petit Verdot. It is made in very limited quantities and with great care as a tribute to Jack and Jamie Davies. Their son Hugh remains the president and CEO of the company.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley, Diamond Mountain

Diamond Mountain District AVA is in the Mayacamas Mountains at the northwestern end of Napa Valley. The appellation is relatively high and the entire district is more than 400 feet above sea level. Some vineyards are as high as 2,200 feet above sea level. Because of their altitude, Diamond Mountain vineyards experience warmer days but colder nights than vineyards on the valley floor. Once volcanic soil, the terrain in the appellation has over time become less fertile, making grape growing particularly challenging. Nevertheless the district has attracted wine producers for more than a century. There are 500 vineyard acres out of a total of 5,000 acres. Among the highly regarded wineries here are Lokoya Winery, Diamond Creek Vineyards and Schramsberg Vineyards. Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc are generally firmly structured, rich and quite tannic. Chardonnay is full-bodied with apple and peach aromas and firm acidity.

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.