Ottawa, ON

October 2020

Matt’s reviews of Double Diamond 2017 and 2018.

Double Diamond Cabernet Sauvignon is crafted by the talented Napa winemaker, Thomas Rivers Brown, who’s renowned for his role producing numerous 100 point wines with iconic Napa producer, Schrader Cellars.

Double Diamond 2017: Thomas Rivers Brown sources the fruit for Double Diamond from the finest Oakville sites, including iconic To Kalon vineyards, where many of Napa’s finest wines are born. Double Diamond 2017 shows the best of Napa in a modestly priced offering, it’s simply outstanding! This Napa red shows sweet currant, baking spices, fragrant clove, tobacco, and herbs. The palate is rich with great freshness and a harmonious texture, hallmarks of fine To Kalon fruit and indicative of the decades of aging potential Double Diamond has, but why wait when it’s showing so perfect now! Enjoy over the next couple decades with braised dishes. Tasted October 2020. 96 points. Matt Steeves – http://www.quercusvino.ca

Available at Marquis Wine Cellars in BC – $144.90

Available at Baseline Wine in Alberta

Look for it at LCBO Vintages in March 2021.

2018 Double Diamond: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, Double Diamond 2018 shows the hallmarks of the best Napa Cabernet in a modestly priced offering, making this an absolute buy-by-the-case wine! 2018 Double Diamond is chalked full of delicious blueberry tarts, mocha, sweet tobacco, and hints of graphite. Outstanding balance, its richness is counterbalanced by fresh acidity, producing an elegant albeit powerful Cabernet primed for immediate enjoyment but patience will pay dividends too. Enjoy 2020-2015. Tasted October 2020. 95 points. Matt Steeves – http://www.quercusvino.ca

The look of one very happy camper after tasting Double Diamond Cab 2017 and 2018…