Our 2004 Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon is an
extravagant wine of great depth and concentration
exhibiting complex aromas of black currants, tea
leaves and dark chocolate. The wine is ready for
enjoyment now but its full-bodied tannins will
allow it to improve for many years.
The 2004 Vintage marks the 30th release of Artist
Series Cabernet Sauvignon from Kenwood. The
harvest produced Cabernet Sauvignon with a
distinctly rich and ripe flavor that is followed by
spicy and aromatic notes that add complexity.
After picking, the grapes were crushed and
fermented in stainless steel tanks and then settled
and racked twice before going down to barrels in
December of 2004. After 30 months of barrel
aging the best lots were carefully selected and
then blended and bottled. After bottling, the wine
was aged for an additional year and a half before it
Each year since the 1975 vintage our winemakers
taste individual barrels of our finest lots of
Cabernet Sauvignon at the end of aging and select
only the best to become part of the Artist Series
blend. The result is a flavorful and intense that
represents less than 2% of our Cabernet
About the Artist
Artist Shepard Fairey began crafting his approach while he was still a student at The Rhode Island School of Design. Fairey believes that art is not only intended for museums and galleries, but should also be an integral part of the visual landscape. His work exemplifies bold, graphic media that stands out amid the urban clutter,
beautifying the environment while stimulating the public to think critically. He is one of today's best-known and most influential street artists. The "Peace Woman" is a symbolic representation of the peaceful, nurturing side of humanity. Fairey feels that the female trait of empathy should be embraced to maintain a balanced society.
"Rich and spicy, intense and concentrated, with full-bodied currant, cedar, blackberry and black licorice fruit that's impeccably balanced and well-structured, offering firm
tannins and vibrant acidity. Excellent length. Drink now through 2015."
"With this wine, Kenwood is seriously poaching on Napa Valley cult Cab territory. Shows powerful, intense chocolate, blackberry pie filling and smoky new oak flavors wrapped into soft but complex tannins. Yes, the alcohol is high, but the wine is dry and frankly delicious."