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Date Printed: 9/19/2014
Kenwood Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
Kenwood Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
(search item no. 86710)
collectible wine

The Wine News rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/19/2014: $57.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2002 The Wine News rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1993 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1992 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2001 Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon is a rich, concentrated wine with aromas of dried cherries, black currants and fi gs followed by aromatic notes of spices and French oak. It exhibits excellent structure that is characterized by its full-bodied mouth feel, smooth tannins and lingering finish. This Artist Series release is very drinkable now but should continue to improve with further bottle age for at least another decade.

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About Kenwood Vineyards:

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 steel fermenting tanks and large oak uprights, and 20,000 small French and American oak barrels, all devoted to Kenwood Vineyards’ “small lot” style of winemaking.

In addition to the 22-acre vineyard surrounding the winery, Kenwood Vineyards sources grapes from dozens of vineyards – many farmed sustainably, using natural soil amendments and pest controls whenever possible rather than chemicals - in Sonoma County’s best appellations, including Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma Valley and Sonoma Mountain. Each lot from each vineyard is kept separate throughout the winemaking process, enabling the winemaker to bring it to its fullest potential. This “small lot” or “cuvee” style of winemaking also enables the winemaker to draw on an exceptionally broad “palette” to assemble wines that showcase classic character, subtle complexity and superb balance. As a result, every Kenwood Vineyards wine – whether Table Wine Series, Sonoma Series, Reserve, Jack London Vineyard or Artist Series – is consistent in quality and consistently delicious.