100% Cabernet Sauvignon
This monster Cab certainly lives up to its Mountain origins with plush and forward blue fruits of marionberry, blueberry, and elderberry. Supported by Diamond Mountain’s famous structure and grip, deep notes of cassis lead into herbaceous touches of dried lavender and violet, touches of sage, and a striking, mineral-driven backbone. With integrated oak backed by fresh acidity and structured tannins, this wine has the propensity to age very well.
95 points James Suckling
Ripe-currant and walnut aromas with a hint of rose bush. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a delicious finish. Love the balance and beauty, as well as the purity of fruit. Drink or hold.
94 points Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
COMMENTARY: Of all the 18 AVAs in Napa County (Source: Wine Institute, March 21, 2016), the Diamond Mountain District shows up with some of the most delicious and luxurious wines that one can find in the county. The 2016 Martin Ray Limited Release runs circles around many wines price twice its price. TASTING NOTES. This powerful wine shows tremendous palate presence. Its aromas and flavors of black fruit, pencil lead, polish oak, and black earth stay long and lovingly on the palate. Pair its long staying power with a char-broiled Porterhouse steak. (Tasted: November 27, 2018, San Francisco, CA)