Davies Vineyards could not be here today if it weren’t for the efforts of those who pioneered the Schramsberg Estate. The Davies family purchased the Diamond Mountain Vineyards in 1965, replanted it to Bordeaux varieties in 1994. The vineyards now total 41 acres and are laid out in three distinct pockets that range from approximately 500 to 1,000 feet in elevation. These include the original two Jacob Schram vineyard sections and the adjacent McEachran parcel, which was first planted by Colin McEachran in 1878. These vineyards are the southernmost in the Diamond Mountain District AVA and are flanked by two cool creek canyons (Nash Creek to the north and Ritchie Creek to the south).This is the wine’s 16th vintage. A blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec and 6% Petit Verdot, it spent 22 months in 62% new French oak.95 Decanter Magazine scored this 95 points saying “From the the Davies family, proprietors of Schramsberg. Here they show a deft hand with Cabernet. Fragrant dark ber…
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