KaDieM Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
Handcrafted, limited production Napa Valley wine made with grapes farmed and harvested from Morisoli Vineyards in the Rutherford appellation, this wine exhibits the classic black cherry bouquet and deep garnet color of the terroir. The mosaic of flavors weave cocoa and vanilla, ripe red fruits and spicy toasted oak with red licorice in a robust but silky texture. Subtle tannins deliver a wine of true varietal character that will continue to grow in complexity and richness over the next 8-10 years.
KaDieM Cabernet pairs perfectly with tri-tip sandwiches, slow cooked beef roast, mushroom risotto with root vegetables or a large tray of semi-hard and hard aged cheeses or rich, dark chocolate cake.
The Wine Advocate - "Even better is the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon. It boasts a black/ruby/purple color as well as deep notes of charcoal, lead pencil shavings, black currants and blackberries. Deep, full-bodied, rich and impressively well done, this super Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon can be drunk over the next two decades."
Tasting Panel - "Deep and rich with firm structure and lovely plum, spice and notes of chocolate, complex and supple with intensity and elegance; fresh and balanced with toasty oak, ripe fruit and excellent style; long and classic. "
Connoisseurs' Guide - "As notable for its layered complexity and varietal precision as it is for its intensity, concentration and sturdy, but well-balanced, architecture, Kadiem’s 2010 Cabernet hits all the right varietal marks and is thoroughly compelling wine. It is full, fleshy and optimally ripened, but it is wonderfully well-controlled and hints at the first signs of polish in a way the sparks high confidence in its future, and, while a little unruly just now as any really good young Cabernet can be, it has our attention and is bound to earn more as it deepens and become even more expressive over the next eight to ten years."
Wine Enthusiast - "This is an awesome Cabernet. It’s 100% varietal, with lots of French oak. It shows blackberry jam, black currant, chocolate and sweet oak flavors that are absolutely delicious. The wine is said to come from the esteemed Morisoli Vineyard, in Rutherford. "
International Wine Cellar - "Inky ruby. Heady dark berry, vanilla, mocha and pipe tobacco scents pick up a spicy nuance with air and a touch of candied violet. Sweet, deeply pitched blackberry, cola and dark chocolate flavors provide excellent palate coverage and become smokier with aeration. Lush, seamless and broad on the powerful finish, featuring chewy tannins and a strong echo of dark fruit liqueur."
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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 ValleyView a map of Napa Valley wineries
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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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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