Lokoya Winery - Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain District 2018 (750ml)


Price: $450.00

Producer Lokoya Winery
Country USA
Region California
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 2018
Sku 171566
Size 750ml

Jeb Dunnuck: 98 Points

Coming from two estate vineyards consisting of pure volcanic soils the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain District sports deep purple/ruby color to go with a brilliant full-bodied seamless wine that?s going to flirt with perfection at maturity. Blackcurrants chocolate loamy earth tobacco and violet notes define the bouquet and this beauty hits the palate with full-bodied richness a voluptuous layered mouthfeel ample tannins and a great finish. This is another magical mountain Cabernet Sauvignon from this estate that needs a good 4-5 years of bottle age if not more and will cruise for decades in cold cellars. (Drink between 2025-2046)

James Suckling: 98 Points

26 Mar 2021 ? Blackberry and blueberry with some dried chili and hints of pine needles. Currants too. . Full-bodied and very focused with tight fine-grained tannins that frame the fruit rea

Wine Advocate: 97+ Points

Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain was aged for 22 months in French oak 93% new. Deep garnet-purple colored the nose explodes with profound cassis black plums and blackberries scents backed up by suggestions of espresso black olives and bay leaves. The concentrated full-bodied palate is jam-packed by expressive black fruit preserves and savory layers supported by a firm backbone of grainy tannins and well-knit freshness finishing on a lingering fragrant earth note. 931 cases were made.

Vinous: 96 Points

The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain exudes power and density from the very first taste. Inky fruit graphite lavender blackberry and spice are all beautifully delineated. Readers will find a Cabernet of depth and stature. The Diamond Mountain Cabernet doesn't quite have the heft of the Veeder or Howell Cabernets but it has a sense of intrigue that is all its own. Vineyard sources are Wallis and Ryolite Ridge. (Drink between 2025-2043)

Wine Spectator: 95 Points

Jam-packed with bright and juicy cassis plum preserves and raspberry reduction notes this pumps along nicely with sleek licorice and graphite notes adding support. Flashes of sweet bay leaf and violet skitter through and there's serious coiled-up energy on the finish so a little patience will be rewarded. Best from 2022 through 2038. 931 cases made. ? JM

Decanter: 95 Points

(Lokoya Napa Valley Diamond Mountain California USA Red) Year in and year out Lokoya provides a masterclass in crafting rugged mountain fruit into a svelte package while always letting its essence come through. Their Diamond Mountain release is wonderfully perfumed and exuberant on the nose with aromas of lilacs fresh herbs and orchard blossoms. It is opulent and forward but with considerable lift on the finish. The tannins are prominent and fine-grained with an impressively long and evolving finish. (Drink between 2026-2049)