Kamen Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Valley 2005
Nose of anise-laced dark berries and creme de cassis. Very rich and powerful. Full bodied with flavors of black raspberries and black currants, silky tannins and a long finish of beautiful dark fruit. Layered, with outstanding depth and complexity and richness. Awesome cab! - Tasted at Marché Bacchus 6/5/10
External Reviews for Kamen Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Valley
Bright ruby-red. Deep aromas of raspberry, cassis, violet and minerals. In a distinctly creamy style, but with a rocky minerality and firm acidity framing and lifting the black raspberry fruit. This concentrated, mineral-driven wine shows an intriguing suggestion of grapefruit peel and finishes with noteworthy persistence.
The 1,800-case cuvée of 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma is virtually identical, with perhaps less oak and structure. Both of these Cabernets beg for 4-5 years of cellaring, and should keep for two decades.
The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon has closed down since I tasted it last year. Exhibiting a dense ruby/purple hue similar to the 2006rsquo;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.
Kamen's brilliant 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the more complete Cabernets I have tasted from that vintage. Beautiful blue and black fruit along with subtle background oak and floral aromas soar from the glass of this full-bodied effort. The wine possesses silky tannin (a good sign in this vintage), a layered mouthfeel, a long finish, and a pure, stylish, Margaux-like delicacy and complexity. It should drink well for 15-20 years. From a well-run, small operation in Sonoma, these impeccably well-made reds are fashioned by the well-known wine consultant, Mark Herold.
Tightly wound and firm, with roasted coffee, dried herb and dried berry flavors that are intense and concentrated, rustic and cedary, slowly moving into a pleasing loamy earthiness that gives this a distinctive quality. Best from 2012 through 2022.
Tightly wound, firm and tannic, this full-bodied red shows a mix of dried currant, mineral, graphite and lead pencil notes. Balanced and focused, yet taut, with a dry finish that echoes black licorice and dusty mineral. Best from 2010 through 2015.
Food Pairings for Kamen Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Valley
Best Wine Deals
Cabernet Sauvignon Top Lists
Some Fine Bordeaux wine to be soldReplied
What have you bought lately?Replied
Chateau la Nerthe Chateauneuf-du-Pape Grenache Blend (2007)Wishlisted
Burgo Viejo Rioja Tinto (2012)Wishlisted
Compania de Vinos del Atlantico Gordo (2012)Cellared
Osborne Tawny Port LtrReviewed
Taylor Fladgate Late Bottled Vintage (2009)Reviewed
Hello ! some fine wine bottles (Bordeaux Red) to be soldReplied
Liquid around the Capsule (aka Seepage)Replied