KaDieM Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
This KaDieM 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon delivers the elegance, balance and finesse expected from a hand-crafted, limited production Napa Valley wine. The bouquet of vanilla, black cherry, currants and dark baker's cocoa are bordered with a hint of the infamous 'Rutherford Dust.' Its deep garnet color and flavors of ripe red fruits, spicy toasted oak and red licorice combine with the muted tannins and silky texture to deliver a wine of true varietal character.
Drinkable now, the layered fruits will continue to develop and mature over the next several years adding to the richness and complexity of the wine. Serve with roasted or grilled meats, aged cheeses, short ribs, meatballs or a dark chocolate cake.
Addtionally, Michael Trujillo has moved his Karl Lawrence brand to KaDieM using the same grape source of Gary Morisoli vineyards in Rutherford.
Wine Enthusiast - "This is a really impressive launch for this new brand. Although the bottle doesn't bear a vineyard designation, it’s 100% Cabernet from the Morisoli Vineyard in Rutherford, which has produced superb Cabernets in the past from the likes of Meander, Galleron, V. Sattui and Sequoia Grove. Dry and full bodied, it has flavors of sour cherry candy and cassis that often define Rutherford, which are all wrapped into smooth, supple tannins. Beautiful as it is now, it's a wine you want to lay down. Best after 2017. Cellar Selection."
Tasting Panel - "In its inaugural release, KaDieM (pronounced KDM) is a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford's Gary Morisoli Vineyard. Aged 20 months in 90% new French oak and just released in October, this exceptional wine wafts aromas of bacon and sweet tobacco. On the palate, the bacon fat dissipates into raspberry and cherry special effects (think a Manhattan with the complexity from a Luxardo gourmet Maraschino cherry) that play into clean cedar wood tones. Acidity is Old World and tannins hold on tight."
The Wine Advocate - "The opaque ruby/purple-colored 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon offers a terrific nose of incense, blackberries, violets, graphite and toasty oak. Rich, full-bodied and extremely well-made, it is still young with some tannin to shed, but it possesses 15-20 years of upside."
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Three friends, a passion for wine and a love of working and creating together fueled the ultimate development and launch of KaDieM Cellars. As with most passionate and creative endeavors, KaDieM has been a project requiring ultimate patience, perseverance, dedicated commitment, continual learning and overwhelmingly satisfying results.
Our vision for KaDieM Cellars is simple. Make limited quantities of acclaimed Napa Valley wine. We each roll up our sleeves every day, acting on our commitment to make the best possible wines, vintage after vintage, to enjoy our time together and to continue to learn and grow.
In every bottle of KaDieM Cabernet, we hope you taste not only the complex richness and balanced flavors of the wine, but also the bond of friendship and the satisfaction from hard work that yields a dream come true. From Karen, Danna and Michael, we toast to all of life's moments with you. View all KaDieM Wines
About Napa Valley
It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard lands were scooped up and vines were planted throughout the county. A number of wineries emerged, from large conglomerates to small boutiques to cult classics. Cabernet Sauvignon is definitely the grape of choice here, with many winemakers also focusing on Bordeaux Blends. Whites are usually Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
Notable FactsWithin the Napa Valley lie smaller sub-AVAs that lend even more character specifics to the wines. Furthest south is Carneros, followed by Yountville, Oakville & Rutherford. Above those two is St.-Helena and finally, just grated an AVA, Calistoga. These areas are situated on the valley floor and are known for creating rich, smooth Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay. There are a few mountain regions as well, nestled on the slopes overlooking the valley AVAs. Those include Howell Mountain, Stags Leap and Mount Veeder. Wines from the mountain regions are often more structured and firm, benefiting from more time in the bottle to evolve and soften.
About CaliforniaIt's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country into itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
The most famous of the California wine regions is Napa Valley, and these wines are certainly outstanding – but it's not as broad and diverse as its larger neighbor, Sonoma County. Down south, Santa Barbara's Santa Maria Valley is well-known for its Rhône blends, as well as cool-climate varieties like Pinot and Chardonnay. The Central Coast, the largest California AVA, has many different microclimates that lead to a wide range of wines with many sub-AVAs.
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5 ratings, 5 with reviewsKarenDFW - Napa, CA55/22/2013
this wine is silky and elegant. The wine maker, Michael Trujillo, has made the Karl Lawrence wines since the mid 1990s and is an amazing winemaker. Worth every penny and will keep for over 20 years!!VickiCA - Troy, MI55/23/2013Love this new release for both its color, clarity and smoothness. I purchased several so that I could save for future years tasting. You will not go wrong in this purchase. Made by some great friends who know the business inside and out.Mr. Wine - Livermore, CA55/24/2013
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I recently found KaDieM and love this wine. It's big, has a great mouthfeel and wonderful structure. I opened a bottle and, as tempted as I was to start drinking then, let it open for an hour. It opened nicely and was so smooth although I could have sipped it 55 minutes earlier. I highly recommend buying KaDieM for your cellar.55/23/2013
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Bought two bottles. It's GREAT now but I read that it will be even better in five years. Gives me something to look forward to. Enjoyed it with friends, cheese and chocolate.CraigI - Manhattan Beach, CA55/23/2013Morisoli at its best: intense fruit perfectly balanced with tannins. LOVE this wine.Related ProductsThe 2011 vintage has delivered an elegant, age worthy and invitingly fragrant expression of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Aromas of ...
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Alcohol By Volume GuideMost 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%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Fruity
- Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Smooth & Supple
- Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Earthy & Spicy
- Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Big & Bold
- Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
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