This is the first vintage of Diamond Mine Cuvee that has equal parts of Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo. Awesome aromas of cherry, blackberry, and toasted coconut mingle with spices and volcanic terroir. The wine is full-bodied with graphite, leather, and baked plums revealed on the palate, which is framed by mountain tannins.
The grapes were sourced from the Diamond Mine Vineyard site on our ranch. This site is named for the “Lake County Diamonds,” small volcanic-made pieces of quartz that litter the ground and glimmer in the sunlight. The vineyard sits at 1,700 ft. elevation and is surrounded by untouched landscape. It is naturally farmed meaning we use no pesticides and no herbicides. We also use a no-till approach to managing the vineyard floor with the goal of minimum input. Sheep graze in the vineyards helping us compost the permanent cover crop. The shallow, rocky, volcanic soils impart structure and minerality to the wine.
Wine and Food Pairing
This fantastic, every-day, food-friendly red blend is perfect with grilled meats, pastas, BBQ, spicy sauces and soft cheeses.
Release date: October 2015
Blend: 63% Tempranillo, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Syrah
Appellation: 100% Lake County, grown entirely at Six Sigma Ranch
Alcohol: 14.1%; TA, g/100ml: 0.57; pH: 3.94; Production: 1375 cases