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Multifaceted aromas of cassis and dried cherries with subtle notes of mint and sage; viscous, full-bodied mouth-feel ...Read more...
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The 2006 Kenwood Jack London Cab is surprisingly elegant. Dare I say reserved, even? With nearly 5 years of bottle age, it is drinking beautifully ... Read more
winemaker's notes: A blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, and 3% Syrah compose this red wine. Rich and complex aroma with notes of boysenbe... Read more
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The 2006 Kenwood Jack London Cab is surprisingly elegant. Dare I say reserved, even? With nearly 5 years of bottle age, it is drinking beautifully right now and has benefited from the passage of time. For a CA Cab, it is reserved. Dark aromas and flavors seduce you....hints of smoke, cigar box, and a remarkable amount of chocolate on the finish. Full-bodied with black fruits predominating: black cherry, blackberry. Some baking spices add to the complexity: cinnamon & cardamom. There's serious dark earth in this, both on the nose and the palate. This is a brooding wine in the best sense of that term. It drinks like a significantly higher-end Cab, and is a real achievement on the part of Kenwood. I've got to give credit where credit is due. Well done, Kenwood!
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winemaker's notes: A blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, and 3% Syrah compose this red wine. Rich and complex aroma with notes of boysenberries, mint, and chocolate covered cherries; a full-bodied wine with well structured tannins and an excellent finish.
The 2006 vintage had a long growing season with low yields resulting in grapes with intense flavor and rich character. The fruit was picked at the peak of ripeness in late September in early October and then crushed into stainless steel tanks for fermentation. After fermentation the young wine was pressed and settled before aging in French and American oak barrels for two years. The resulting wine has rich mouth feel as well as powerful fruity and aromatic flavors. Delicious now, this Cabernet will continue to develop and improve for at least a decade.
Multifaceted aromas of cassis and dried cherries with subtle notes of mint and sage; viscous, full-bodied mouth-feel with firm tannins and an excellent lingering finish.
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