Duo of Napa Valley Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignons
Coniglio Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Initially, RM 91 points, 90 points after a day and then two..
Robert Storey Cellars Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2007
This exhibited a dark garnet ruby color with medium-full body. Initially this came across a bit 'hot' with a forward astringency that softened throughout the evening. A day later this was more refined and polished yet retained its rich forward fruit and mocha accents.
The flavor profile exhibited the same full forward flavors of blueberries, black berry and red currants with a layer of dark mocha and cassis initally falling short of the rich supple tannins on a lingering finish. This wine continued to improve the following two days becoming more refined and polished.