I met Fred and Mary Constant for the first time in 2013 while visiting their estate high above the Napa Valley. Fred ~ along with his dog, Skipper ~ picked us up in his vintage Jeep and gave us a tour of their property. Mary was waiting for us at the house, having just prepared lunch to be paired with their then newly released 2010 Diamond Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon.
I will always remember the happiness of that day – the blue Napa Valley skies, a perfect cheeseburger followed by home-grown apple pie and of course that incredible bottle of wine; savoured over nostalgic conversations of how this radio station owner found his way to Diamond Mountain. But most of all, I’ll always remember Fred and Mary, their kindness and zest for life. Sadly, less than a year later, we lost Freddy to a long and courageous battle against cancer. Freddy was one of the great ones and it was an honour to have known him ~ to say he’s missed is an understatement.
Shortly after that memorable day, I acquired as much of that 2010 DMV Cabernet as I could; opening a bottle or two every year since. 17 years later, it’s still drinking beautifully! Incredibly elegant, full of black and wild berry, currant and cassis – supple and full of grace ending with full flavour and finesse.
I have a very limited number of the Constant 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet here in Hong Kong, available for immediate and free delivery. So drink this today, close your eyes and experience the beauty of Mary, Freddy and Diamond Mountain Vineyards. The burgers are on you. (HKD 1,150.00 per bottle)
Cheers – FXL