Kamen Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

$74.49

SKU 760

750ml

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The inky, dark blue to deep purple almost black velvet-hued wine opens to a rich sweet bouquet of exotic flowers intermixed with black currant, boysenberry, blackberry, dark plum with an enticing overlay of violets, minerals and hints of cinnamon and spice, coffee, and toasty oak. The luscious, mouth filling entry is full-bodied with superb purity, plenty of balancing tannins with sweet oak integration and a stunning and captivating perfume. With significant weight and an excellent structural foundation, the wine reveals terrific opulence and Mark Herold's deeply extracted style with great intensity and concentration with surprising elegance and lightness for such a powerful wine. This 2005 Kamen Cabernet Sauvignon should drink beautifully for 15 to 20 years.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Appellation Sonoma Valley
Brand Kamen
Alcohol/vol 14.9%
  • wa93+

Wine AdvocateThe 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon has closed down since I tasted it last year. Exhibiting a dense ruby/purple hue similar to the 2006's, it is restrained aromatically, but is intense on the palate, revealing full-bodied flavors (sweet black raspberries and black currants), silky tannins, beautiful fruit depth, and a long finish. It can be enjoyed over the next 15+ years.

Robert Parker, December 2008
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Wine SpectatorRich and intense without being heavy, combining ripe, spicy currant and blackberry-laced fruit with hints of sandalwood and cedar, ending with a dash of anise. Drink now through 2013.

James Laube, October 15, 2008