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Red Rock Terrace

Planted in 1968 on iron rich, red rocky soil, the Red Rock Terrace Vineyard comprises approximately 7 acres of the Estate.

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Red Rock Terrace often expounds with dark cherry and black currant flavors, ripe, mouthcoating, velvety tannins and notes of tea, iron and savory dried herbs.

A Warm Microclimate Yields Velvety Tannins

North-facing Red Rock Terrace is a steeply terraced vineyard. The rocky, red-tinted soil is high in oxidized iron content, and because of its northerly aspect, the grapes receive less direct sunlight. Red Rock Terrace is typically the second wine to be tasted in a line-up of Diamond Creek’s four Cabernets.

Microclimate: Warm
Elevation: 530-600 ft
Soils: Rocky, red soils; high in iron
Aspect: North-facing

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