Four-time NBA champion Klay Thompson and ten-time Gold Glove winner Nolan Arenado are rookies again—this time in the wine business. They’ve just released their first vintage of Diamond & Key Napa Cabernet, made by Nickel & Nickel winemaker Joe Harden and in partnership with Thompson and Arenado’s wealth manager, Joe McLean.
Winemaker Notes: “The 2018 Diamond & Key Cabernet Sauvignon is a single-vineyard wine from the famous Panek Vineyard and is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Planted in 2004, the Panek Vineyard sits in the heart of St. Helena AVA in Napa Valley. This gravelly loam soil produces wines of great intensity with smooth supple tannins.”
Tasting Notes: The wine offers up a deep dark color. On the nose layered aromas of black stone fruits and chocolate jump out of the glass. The wine is dense and full-bodied, but elegant, and it is loaded with black stone fruits, cocoa, cassis, and a hint of plum. The wine finishes with great intensity and a long silky finish.
Only 175 cases were produced!