|Oak Treatment||New French oak|
|Total Varietal Composition %||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
Volcanic Hill is the longest lived of the Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon wines. Full bodied, loaded with intense ripe berry fruit, cassis, violets and a smoky richness, finishing with good length and firm tannins.
The 2017 Volcanic Hill starts out on a woodsy, less-immediately fruity note on the nose, but, while it takes a few minutes to show it, it is well-endowed with the deep, very precise, cassis-like fruit of top-shelf Cabernet Sauvignon and unequivocally confirms it with its building, impressively extracted flavors. Most definitely not a wine that should be opened and poured before seven to ten years have passed, it is yet another classic from Diamond Creek that is destined to reach its twentieth anniversary with life and layered richness to spare.