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Kenwood Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Artist Series 1998

Winemaker's Notes:

Wine Spectator: Deep, rich and complex, with layers of anise, currant, mineral, cedary oak and blackberry and a touch of bell pepper. Sharply focused, with fine, integrated tannins, it finishes long, with a detailed aftertaste. Best from 2003 through 2012. (12/15/02)

Kenwood Vineyards:
Located in the heart of the Sonoma Valley, Kenwood Vineyards is dedicated to producing premium wines truly representative of Sonoma County’s world-class vineyards. Kenwood Vineyards was established in 1970 in the former Pagani Brothers Winery, a historic cellar dating back to 1906. Thoroughly refurbished and modernized, the facility now boasts more than 125 stainless steel fermenting tanks... Read more
Located in the heart of the Sonoma Valley, Kenwood Vineyards is dedicated to producing premium wines truly representative of Sonoma County’s world-class vineyards. Kenwood Vineyards was established in 1970 in the former Pagani Brothers Winery, a historic cellar dating back to 1906. Thoroughly refurbished and modernized, the facility now boasts more than 125 stainless steel fermenting tanks and large oak uprights, and 20,000 small French and American oak barrels, all devoted to Kenwood Vineyards’ “small lot” style of winemaking. In addition to the 22-acre vineyard surrounding the winery, Kenwood Vineyards sources grapes from dozens of vineyards – many farmed sustainably, using natural soil amendments and pest controls whenever possible rather than chemicals - in Sonoma County’s best appellations, including Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma Valley and Sonoma Mountain. Each lot from each vineyard is kept separate throughout the winemaking process, enabling the winemaker to bring it to its fullest potential. This “small lot” or “cuvee” style of winemaking also enables the winemaker to draw on an exceptionally broad “palette” to assemble wines that showcase classic character, subtle complexity and superb balance. As a result, every Kenwood Vineyards wine – whether Table Wine Series, Sonoma Series, Reserve, Jack London Vineyard or Artist Series – is consistent in quality and consistently delicious. Read less

Member Reviews for Kenwood Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Artist Series

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Snooth User: cwelsh
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5.00 5
03/27/2009

I received a bottle of the 1998 Kenwood Artist Series Cab as a birthday gift several years ago. I held onto it for awhile and finally drank it in 2006. I had cooked a couple of nice steaks on the grill for my wife and myself and opened the Kenwood to enjoy with the meal. I don't consider myself a wine expert by any means, but this was easily the most delicious wine I've ever tasted. It paired so beautifully with the steak and was just as wonderful alone after the meal was finished. Since I don't have anything better to compare it to, it earns a 5 on my scale.


External Reviews for Kenwood Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Artist Series

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/13/2011

Deep, rich and complex, with layers of anise, currant, mineral, cedary oak and blackberry and a touch of bell pepper. Sharply focused, with fine, integrated tannins, it finishes long, with a detailed aftertaste... Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1998 Kenwood Cabernet Sauvignon Artists Series 750ml



Wine Spectator: Deep, rich and complex, with layers of anise, currant, mineral, cedary oak and blackberry and a touch of bell pepper. Sharply focused, with fine, integrated tannins, it finishes long, with a detailed aftertaste. Best from 2003 through 2012. (12/15/02)

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