Winemaker Notes: “The 2019 Kamen Estate Cabernet offers a dazzling array of aromatics. Raspberry pie, strawberry compote, espresso bean, candied cherries, and marzipan are at the forefront. As the wine evolves in the glass, beautiful notes of violets and lavender pop, elevating the opulent fruit. Nice notes of new suede, black cardamom, and dark chocolate add complexity to the layers. The flavors are sumptuous and wrapped in an envelope of mouthwatering minerality. A framework of seamless tannins completes this incredibly balanced wine and the finish is layered and savory.
Vinous 95 Points: “The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is mostly Martini clone from the core of the estate. A heady, ample wine, the 2019 is endowed with striking opulence. Blackberry jam, chocolate, spice, new leather, licorice, and mocha shows tremendous depth. Attractive floral notes emerge with a bit of aeration, adding brightness. The contours are remarkably soft for a young mountain Cabernet. These wines age beautifully, their youthful opulence notwithstanding, so I would not be in a rush here.”
WS 94 Points: “Alluring, with steeped plum and cassis notes cruising through, backed by lively licorice snap, bramble, and sweet tobacco accents. A long echo of singed alder permeates on the finish. Best from 2023 through 2034”
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