Lokoya Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 (Napa Valley, California) - [WE 94] [RP 92] [ST 91]

Lokoya Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
(Napa Valley, California) - [WE 94] [RP 92] [ST 91]

Regular price $400.00 Sale price $349.99 Save $50.01

WE94 RP92 ST91
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Notes from the Winemaker:

The name Lokoya is a tribute to the Native American tribe that inhabited what is now known as Mt. Veeder in the Mayacamas mountains towering above the western side of Napa Valley. The winery, part of the Kendall Jackson portfolio, produces premium small lot Cabernet Sauvignons from Diamond Mountain, Howell Mountain, Mount Veeder and Spring Mountain. Established in 1995, Lokoya is a collection of four distinct Cabernet Sauvignons from four of Napa Valley’s most renowned mountain appellations: Mount Veeder, Howell Mountain, Diamond Mountain District, and Spring Mountain District. These single-vineyard wines, made in very limited quantities, are 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, fermented with native yeast, and bottled unfined and unfiltered — resulting in the purest expression of place. They are powerful wines that reflect the intense individuality of each mountain.

Ratings & Reviews

94 Points & "Cellar Selection" - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Made in the Lokoya style, which is darkly colored, full bodied, tannic and dense in mountain fruit. A spicy oak tone joins with massive blackberry, cassis and violet flavors to make this wine delicious from the start. It’s very tannic and needs a great deal of time. Begin to enjoy this wine in 2016, and it should go far longer than that." — S.H. (8/1/2012)
92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain, which comes largely from the Reverie Vineyard, is the softest of this quartet and thus will show best over the near term. It exhibits a dark ruby/purple color along with notes of berry fruit, camphor, roasted herbs and crushed rocks, an elegant, medium to full-bodied style, silky tannins and an endearing opulence as well as freshness. It should drink well for 10-15 years. " - Robert Parker (Dec 2010)

91 Points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar:
"Dark red. Expressive aromas of plum, redcurrant, tobacco and minerals, with a strong black cherry quality emerging with air. Ripe and pliant but firm, with intense dark berry and licorice flavors framed by harmonious acidity. Offers lovely sweetness with restraint. Very suave and fine-grained on the horizontal finish." - Stephen Tanzer (May/June 2011)