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.
"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."
"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 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."
The Wine Advocate
Love 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.
Big & Bold
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!!
Big & Bold
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.