2002 Cabernet Blend, Diamond Mountain District
Robert M. Parker Jr.'s The Wine Advocate
December 1, 2003
The 2002 Diamond Mountain District Young Vines Proprietary Red is a powerhouse, but also extraordinarily elegant and well-delineated. Aromas of smoke, creosote, chocolate, espresso roast, cedar, tobacco, and black fruits galore cascade from the glass of this full-bodied, concentrated, powerful 2002. Still unevolved and primary, this knock-out offering should be more exuberant and forward than the 2001, but qualitatively its equivalent. It will have a good upside of 15 or more years. Get on the bandwagon as David Ramey is on top of his game.