This is our second year producing Diamond Collection Cabernet Sauvignon.
For a decade weve bottled Clareta robust red blend largely comprised of
Cabernetbut we wanted to offer a single varietal Cabernet Sauvignon as
well in order to show off the elegance of our grapes.
We combine fruit from appellations as far north as El Dorado and as far
south as Paso Robles, where soils range from sandy clay loam to black volcanic
obsidian. Likewise, some of our vineyards experience a unique diurnal
temperature pattern; extremely hot days are tempered by very cool nights,
which slows the ripening process and enhances the flavor and complexity
of the fruit.
The 2006 growing season was long and cool, allowing the grapes to hang
on the vine weeks longer than usual. As a result, this wine has immense
concentration, rich color, and profuse aromatics that give way to layers of
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
California produces the majority of wine made in the United States. Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel and Pinot Noir dominate the wine production in California, but many other varietials thrive in the California climate. Many fine wines are produced in California using Mediterranean grapes.