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
"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. "