(From 2004 Vintage) The wine is sensual, lush, and a totally captivating style of wine to drink over the next 12-15 years.
Winemaker Mark Herold comments, "The heat of May and June reduced the berry size of Cabernet Sauvignon and the ratio of skin thickness to juice was increased, therefore it was not suprising to see what has become a hallmark of the 2001 harvest- wines with terrific extraction of immense color and great intensity of flavor. The aromas of the 2001 Kamen Cabernet are very expressive with big complex, dark, juicy black fruits of blackberries,black raspberries and plums interlaced with notes of violets...
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesHandsomely formed aromas of currants, black cherries, a hint of sweet berries and creamy oak make a fine first impression here, and the wine starts off with equal excitement at the front of the palate. Its attractive flavors give a little ground in the late going as coarse and drying tannins creep in, and this one asks for a bit of quiet cellaring to show at its best.