Overview of the Wine
Through Dyer Vineyard and Dyer Straits Wine Co., Bill and Dawnine Dyer bring the rich history and intense flavors of Diamond Mountain Cabernet to life. The Napa Valley winery in the Diamond Mountain District combines their expertise and experience in one wine- Dyer Vineyard, Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon– a celebration of California’s storied wine-making history.Bill and Dawnine’s unique perspective and knowledge of wine derives from decades of winemaking, both in the prestigious Napa Valley and around the world. Together they represent more than 80 years of experience in the wine industry. In 1996, they planted Dyer Vineyard and started Dyer Straits Wine Co with the goal of bringing focus on the exceptional terroir and extraordinary wines of Napa Valley’s “jewel” on Diamond Mountain.
Grape / Blend
85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, 7% Petit Verdot
Diamond Mountain District, Napa Valley, California
Winemaker's Tasting Notes
2018 started with a now typical warm February with temperatures in the 80s than cooled thru March, April and into mid-May. June and July proved to be the warmest months with Aug and Sept, the critical post veraison months, hovering between 80-90 degrees. October lingered warm, with one small rain event early in the month, picking decisions were easy and leisurely and harvest lingered into early Nov. At Dyer we picked on October 8 with perfect maturity and good flavor development.
The 2018 is an expressive version of our Cabernet blend- richly aromatic with currents, plums, hint of violets and savory notes of sage. Deep, dark and full flavored. A classic Napa vintage.
96 Points - Vinous
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is a bold, pungent wine. So many 2018s are succulent and open-knit but the Dyer Cabernet is far from that. The aromatics alone are beguiling. Lavendar, sage, licorice and inky blue/purplish fruit all come alive in the glass. Readers will find a beautifully complex, savory Cabernet full of character.
Product size: 750ml