Kamen Syrah 2005

$69.99

SKU 3140

750ml

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Appearance: A very deep, dark, saturated purple. Aroma: Lovely, highly perfumed aromas of rich, ripe black fruits - black berries, black cherries with notes of spice and earthiness. Expansive and multi-layered, elements of licorice and white pepper heighten its overall sense of richness. Mouth Feel: Lush, full-bodied and opulent on the palate, the wine displays sweet tannins, notes of creme de cassis, a creamy texture, along with appealing bacon fat notes. The wine has a long, lingering finish and has outstanding aging potential.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Appellation Sonoma Valley
Brand Kamen
Alcohol/vol 15.1%
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Wine AdvocateThe 2005 Syrah (still not in bottle, surprisingly) continues to boast notes of licorice, pepper, spice, and black fruit character. I definitely prefer the Cabernet Sauvignons to this varietal, at least as it is made by Kamen, but this wine certainly has outstanding potential and remains me of a high-class Crozes-Hermitage from France. This small artisinal estate produces a total of just over 1,000 cases, with the vineyards organically farmed by Philip Coturri. Winemaking consultant Mark Herold is the wizard behind the wines, which seem to be going from strength to strength. It would be hard to argue against the fact that Kamen is now producing one of the top four or five Cabernet Sauvignons from Sonoma.

Robert Parker, December 27, 2007