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Diamond Terrace Calistoga, CA 94515 www.diamondterrace.com
(707) 942-1189
Fax : 707 942-1372
Email: maureen@diamondterrace.com
Diamond Terrace is the result of a dream that started in 1988 when Maureen’s parents (Ed and Norma Doty, the founders of JMD Beverages in Hawaii) purchased a 10-acre vineyard on Howell Mountain as a second home that they called “Eagle Summit.” Maureen and her husband, Hal, visited them there often and dreamed about raising their family in the Napa Valley. They realized that dream in 1998 when they purchased a 16-acre parcel, with a 5-acre Cabernet vineyard, on Diamond Mountain, just south of the town of Calistoga. After establishing the Diamond Terrace label and producing 6 vintages of Diamond Mountain Cabernet they felt ready to add another wine to their portfolio. So in 2005 they brought their dream full circle by producing a Howell Mountain Cabernet from the Eagle Summit vineyard her parents had purchased. Winemaker Thomas Brown (Outpost, Schrader Cellars, Rivers-Marie) makes Diamond Terrace at Outpost Vineyards just up the road from their Howell Mountain property. Every year they select the best fruit from each of their vineyards to produce only 250 to 350 cases of each wine. They strive to create reserve wines that highlight the distinct characteristics of each of their mountain appellations.
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Winemaker Thomas Brown
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2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain District
  • Appellation: Diamond Mountain District
  • Winemaker: Thomas Brown
  • This wine has really blossomed in bottle. A saturated garnet color is followed by a super expressive nose of graphite, white flowers and cassis. The blue and black fruit dominated palate contains crushed blackberries, blueberries, liquid mineral and wet gravel notes. The finish has lengthened substantially allowing the wine to showcase its hillside tannin component without turning dry. The tannins are actually very fine grained helping to focus the wine and draw out additional elements as th... ...read more
  • Acclaim: In 2008, Thomas made history as the youngest winemaker to achieve two "100 point" scores from Robert Parker for the '06 Schrader "Old Sparky" and CCS Cabernet Sauvignons. This is the first time two Cabs from the same producer in the same vintage have received two perfect scores from Parker.
  • 325 cases produced
  • Visit: www.diamondterrace.com
  • $55.00
    Regular
    Discount on 6 and 12 btls
    as of 02/14
    Email

    Phone: (707) 942-1189
    Fax: (707).942-1372
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    2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain
  • Appellation: Howell Mountain
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Winemaker: Thomas Brown
  • Where the 2006 Diamond Mountain is a bit richer than its 2005 counterpart, this bottling is actually a bit pulled back from the previous edition. It still contains all the richer chocolate based elements of the first vintage but it shows a bit more Howell Mountain structure. There’s also the trademark spice component that mountain is famous for plus more of red fruit component that was absent in the 2005. The nose features notes of espresso roast, black cherries and black currants. The moc... ...read more
  • Acclaim: In 2008, Thomas became the youngest winemaker to achieve two "100 point" scores from Robert Parker for the '06 Schrader "Old Sparky" and CCS Cabernet Sauvignons. This is the first time two Cabs from the same producer in the same vintage have received two perfect scores.
  • 190 cases produced
  • Visit: www.diamondterrace.com
  • $75.00
    Regular
    Discount on 6 and 12 btls
    as of 02/14
    Email

    Phone: (707) 942-1189
    Fax: (707).942-1372
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    2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain District
  • Appellation: Diamond Mountain District
  • Winemaker: Thomas Brown
  • This wine speaks to the strength of the vintage for Diamond Mountain. Darker than the 2005 with a blacker hue, the super expressive nose features red and black currants, white flowers and blueberries. The palate is richer than its predecessor containing more pure fruit flavors of crushed blackberries and blueberries accompanied by grilled bread, wet stones and pure cassis. The finish is long with ample tannin but its extremely round and well integrated. The tannins are actually very fine gra... ...read more
  • Acclaim: In 2008, Thomas made history as the youngest winemaker to achieve two "100 point" scores from Robert Parker for the '06 Schrader "Old Sparky" and CCS Cabernet Sauvignons. This is the first time two Cabs from the same producer in the same vintage have received two perfect scores from Parker.
  • 235 cases produced
  • Visit: www.diamondterrace.com
  • $55.00
    Regular
    Discount on 6 and 12 btls
    as of 02/14
    Email

    Phone: (707) 942-1189
    Fax: (707).942-1372
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    2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Diamond Mountain District
  • Appellation: Diamond Mountain District
  • Winemaker: Thomas Brown
  • After three vintages we finally feel we have our arms around this site. Darker than the two previous years with a saturated purple/black hue, the nose features a dense fruit focus of red and black currants, blackberries and blueberries. The rich palate showcases the quality of the vintage well containing more of a pure fruit flavor with some savory elements creeping in only at the very end. The finish is long with sweet tannin and just enough wet stone, fresh tobacco and creosote to balance t... ...read more
  • Acclaim: 91 points, Robert Parker, Wine Advocate
  • 250 cases produced
  • Question? Comment? maureen@diamondterrace.com
  • Visit: www.diamondterrace.com
  • $55.00
    Regular
    10% on 1/2 cs, 20% on cs
    as of 02/14
    Email

    Phone: (707) 942-1189
    Fax: (707).942-1372
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    2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain
  • Appellation: Howell Mountain
  • Winemaker: Thomas Brown
  • We have officially fallen in love with this vineyard. This site balances fruit and structure perfectly. It contains all the flesh we pull out of our valley floor sites without completely forsaking its Howell Mountain origin. There’s still the trademark spice component that the mountain is famous for plus the espresso roast/mocha note that we are finding in the wine every year. The 2007 Howell Mountain has an extremely juicy, red and black fruited core which masks the structure in the wine ... ...read more
  • Acclaim: 91 points, Robert Parker, Wine Advocate
  • 230 cases produced
  • Question? Comment? maureen@diamondterrace.com
  • Visit: www.diamondterrace.com
  • $75.00
    Regular
    10% on 1/2 cs 20% on cs
    as of 02/14
    Email

    Phone: (707) 942-1189
    Fax: (707).942-1372












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