Kamen Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
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|Region||California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley|
This mountain wine stuns with its intensity. You can taste the sunny concentration in every sip of cherry and black currant fruit. The tannins are a work of art, rich and elaborate and flamboyant, while the acids are tight and balancing. Beautiful right out of the gate, but a guaranteed ager.
This organically farmed Sonoma Mountain vineyard has produced a 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon with a deep ruby/purple color, sweet fruit, and notes of licorice, black currants, herbs, and earth. Medium to full-bodied and well-made, if additional complexity and nuances emerge, it will merit an even higher score. Drink it over the next decade.
Lean and firm, with a rich, complex band of currant, anise, cedar and a touch of lead pencil. Finishes with dry, tight, cedary tannins that give it a sense of austerity, which some will find more appealing than others. Best from 2006 through 2011. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 1,610 cases made.