Kenwood Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 120206
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • CG93
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1996
  • WS93
  • 1993
  • WS90
  • 1992
  • WS91
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Winemaker's Notes

This 2008 vintage is the 34th release of the Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon from Kenwood Vineyards. Fruit aromas of raspberry and plum are joined by aromatic notes of vanilla, nutmeg, and cedar cigar box. The mouth feel is full bodied with rich tannins and flavors of tart Morello Cherries finished with a hint of mint. Although this elegant and complex wine is delicious now, it can be aged for at least a decade.

Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Critical Acclaim

"There was a time when Kenwood’s Artist Series bottlings were among Sonoma’s very best Cabernets, and the 2008 version is a return to form that stands as the winery’s finest in years. It leads with precise, carefully composed aromas of cherries, cassis, root beer and sweet spice, and it makes good on its aromatic promise with long, well-defined flavors that are extracted without being the least bit heavy. Things do tighten up in the latter going, and tannin is pushed a bit hard by acidity, but very good things lie ahead for the this eminently age-worthy wine, and it deserves a good half dozen years of forbearance. "
93 Points

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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...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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