The 2018 Gravelly Meadow Cabernet Sauvignon is composed of predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, with 8.4% Merlot, 8% Malbec and 5.1% Petit Verdot. It instantly opens to wonderful aromas of dark currants, spiced plum, graphite, baking spices, cigar box, fresh sage and dusty nuances all taking shape beautifully in the glass. On the palate this medium to full-bodied, displaying remarkable overall balance with gorgeous velvety tannins and a wonderful seamless texture. It goes on to impress with excellent poise and concentration, as flavors of red and dark currants combine with exotic spices and expand gracefully through the long, polished finish. This is a sensational showing from Diamond Creek, which is already extremely appealing, however also possesses the characteristics to thrive in the cellar over the course of the next two decades.