Schramsberg Vineyards

J. Davies Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon

9.383 ratings
9.310 pro ratings
Diamond Mountain, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Christine Havens

On a hunch, Hugh Davies replanted his Diamond Mountain estate vineyard with Cabernet in 1994. Since then, he's moved his sparkling grape parcels to cooler regions. A stroke of brilliance, really because Cab flourishes on Diamond Mountain and the 2012 J. Davies offers the most sumptuous aromas of plums, black currents, anise, mint and allspice. In the mouth, it's sensuous and hedonistic with round, ripe silky tannins, and ample blue fruit notes embellished by layers of mocha, minerals and subtle earthiness. Sample

On a hunch, Hugh Davies replanted his Diamond Mountain estate vineyard with Cabernet in 1994. Since then, he's moved his sparkling grape parcels to cooler regions. A stroke of brilliance, really because Cab flourishes on Diamond Mountain and the 2012 J. Davies offers the most sumptuous aromas of plums, black currents, anise, mint and allspice. In the mouth, it's sensuous and hedonistic with round, ripe silky tannins, and ample blue fruit notes embellished by layers of mocha, minerals and subtle earthiness. Sample

5 people found it helpfulSep 17th, 2015
Scott C

Founder / Co-director SR Wine imports

9.0

Round , elegant Cab . Maybe a little too much new oak for my personal taste

Round , elegant Cab . Maybe a little too much new oak for my personal taste

2 people found it helpfulMar 31st, 2015
Stephanie Bolton

This is why I love Schramsberg's wine club! Amazing sparking wines and delicious Napa cabs! All my faves in one shipment!

This is why I love Schramsberg's wine club! Amazing sparking wines and delicious Napa cabs! All my faves in one shipment!

1 person found it helpfulNov 13th, 2015
John Skupny - Lang & Reed Wine Company

What a beauty - effusive nose - rich. Full bodied , well structured.

What a beauty - effusive nose - rich. Full bodied , well structured.

Jul 11th, 2016
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.6

Rich full bodied and Elegant. The 2012 Cab from the Davies family of Schramsberg. Soft fleshy tannin structure with opulent fruit surround this Great Cab! Awesome tasting and a Great Finisher! CB 95-97! Time will tell.

Rich full bodied and Elegant. The 2012 Cab from the Davies family of Schramsberg. Soft fleshy tannin structure with opulent fruit surround this Great Cab! Awesome tasting and a Great Finisher! CB 95-97! Time will tell.

Mar 23rd, 2016
Henrik Poulsen

14.5% alc.
83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Malbec.
Aged 24 months in French oak (85% new).

14.5% alc.
83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Malbec.
Aged 24 months in French oak (85% new).

Nov 28th, 2015
Marshall Parrish

Amazing drink now or later cab. Completely surprised by the visit and more so by the cab

Amazing drink now or later cab. Completely surprised by the visit and more so by the cab

Nov 10th, 2015
Chelsea Boss

Sales & Marketing Favia Wines

9.3

I tend to prefer the mountains... In many more ways than just wines 😋

I tend to prefer the mountains... In many more ways than just wines 😋

Oct 17th, 2014
Jason Keefer

Classic Napa cab with the requisite depth and persona. Very terroir driven but the fruit aspects also shine bright. Age has rounded it out nicely.

Classic Napa cab with the requisite depth and persona. Very terroir driven but the fruit aspects also shine bright. Age has rounded it out nicely.

Sep 28th, 2021
Christina Fanelli

Cherries/dark fruit, baking spices, vanilla.

Cherries/dark fruit, baking spices, vanilla.

Jun 23rd, 2020