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Kaiken Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2002

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Untitled Document2002 Cabernet Sauvignon; Monte Rosso VineyardClub Price $38.40 - Regular Price $48.00This wine is a true reflection of the Cabernet Sauvignon grape and the vineyard from where it was grown. That vineyard is known as Monte Rosso and it is one of the oldest and most celebrated vineyards in Sonoma County. Perched upon the Mayacamas range at over 1000 elevation, it is named for its distinct red soil comprised of mineral-rich decomposed volcanic rock. Difficult growing conditions and low yields produce grapes of uncommon character and result in fabulous, age-worthy wines.2002 was another stellar vintage here on the north coast of California. This wine is darkly colored, richly textured, plush and loaded with rich, ripe fruit. It opens to aromas of blackberry, cherries, and a core of currants with a hint of minty spice and vanillin. Velvety and thick on the finish, it is framed by a touch of toasted oak.Monte Rosso designated Cabernet Sauvignon is our flagship wine and we are proud to share with you this 2002 version.

Montes:
One of Chile’s most renowned winemakers – Auriello Montes Sr. – blazed the path of bringing his country’s premium selections to the world when he joined forces with wine industry vet Douglas Murray and partners Alfredo Vidaurre and Pedro Grand in 1988. Together, they formed Viña Montes, which became the standard for premium Chilean wines with the introduction of... Read more
One of Chile’s most renowned winemakers – Auriello Montes Sr. – blazed the path of bringing his country’s premium selections to the world when he joined forces with wine industry vet Douglas Murray and partners Alfredo Vidaurre and Pedro Grand in 1988. Together, they formed Viña Montes, which became the standard for premium Chilean wines with the introduction of Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon. In the quarter century since then, the company has been instrumental in raising awareness, affinity, and acclaim for Chilean wines in over 100 countries worldwide. Hailing from Apalta in Chile’s Cochalgua Valley, Viña Montes produces 950,000 cases annually through its vineyards La Finca de Apalta (in Apalta); El Arcangel Estate (in Marchigue); and Los Nogales Estate (in Curico). Among the company labels are Montes Alpha “M,” Montes Folly, Purple Angel, Montes Alpha, Montes Classic Series, Montes Cherub, and Montes Twins. In 2004, a new cellar was created at Apalta through an investment of more than US$7 million. Chilean architect Samuel Claro, from the Claro and Swinburn Agency, created the space, which was decorated by Paula Gutierrez, a nationally renowned designer. Here, technology and equipment reside in a peaceful environment incorporating Feng Shui elements – water, air, metal and wood- to encourage harmony and a positive atmosphere, enhancing the total experience and resulting wines. Read less

Member Reviews for Kaiken Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.50 5
05/22/2013

Beautiful perfume of red berry. Aromas of currant, raspberry, strawberry and cherry with licorice hints. Luscious ripe red berry fruit on the palate. This wine is peaking now in my opinion. Ripe red currant and cherry flavors. Really beautiful fruit. Great acidity and tannin still, but is driven by pretty fruit tones. Very fragrant. Drink now! 92 pts. 5/18/13


Snooth User: Vidzu
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3.50 5
12/12/2007

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Kaiken Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva

External Review
Source: Vintners Cru
03/15/2012

94 Points "The 2002 Monte Bello exhibits aromas of tar, cedar, damp earth, white chocolate, black cherries, and sweet black currants. This full-bodied, dense, tannic 2002 is even more closed this year than it was last." Wine Advocate, #162 Dec 2005, Robert Parker


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

Deep ruby in color, this Cab is ripe with fruit and spices, supported nicely by cedar shadings and firm tannins that give it plenty of backbone.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2002 T Vine Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Rosso 750ml


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

Some Merlot added to the Cabernet creates a jammy, soft nose and a round, easy mouthfeel. The fruit is pure throughout, with tasty cassis and plum lifted by light tannins. With chocolate and spice on the finish, this is a fine Cabernet for the price.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/08/2011

The 2002 Monte Bello Proprietary Red Wine (74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, and 8% Petit Verdot) exhibits an opaque ruby/purple color in addition to extremely ripe aromas of black currants, white flowers, chocolate, and smoky, toasty oak. I am not... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2002 Ridge Monte Bello 750ml



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Untitled Document2002 Cabernet Sauvignon; Monte Rosso VineyardClub Price $38.40 - Regular Price $48.00This wine is a true reflection of the Cabernet Sauvignon grape and the vineyard from where it was grown. That vineyard is known as Monte Rosso and it is one of the oldest and most celebrated vineyards in Sonoma County. Perched upon the Mayacamas range at over 1000 elevation, it is named for its distinct red soil comprised of mineral-rich decomposed volcanic rock. Difficult growing conditions and low yields produce grapes of uncommon character and result in fabulous, age-worthy wines.2002 was another stellar vintage here on the north coast of California. This wine is darkly colored, richly textured, plush and loaded with rich, ripe fruit. It opens to aromas of blackberry, cherries, and a core of currants with a hint of minty spice and vanillin. Velvety and thick on the finish, it is framed by a touch of toasted oak.Monte Rosso designated Cabernet Sauvignon is our flagship wine and we are proud to share with you this 2002 version.

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