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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Responsible for the vast majority of American wine production...
Responsible for the vast majority of American wine production, if California were a country, it would be the world’s fourth largest wine-producing nation. The state’s diverse terrain and microclimates allow for an incredibly wide-ranging selection of wine styles, and unlike tradition-bound Europe, experimentation is more than welcome here. Wineries range from boutique to massive corporations, and price and quality are equally varied—plenty of inexpensive bulk wine is made in the Central Coast area, while Napa is responsible for some of the world’s most prestigious and expensive “cult” wines.
Just about every style of wine you can imagine is made in California, from bone dry to unctuously sweet, still to sparkling, light and fresh to rich and full-bodied. Each AVA and sub-AVA has its own distinct personality. In the Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and other Bordeaux varieties dominate, as well as Sauvignon Blanc. Sonoma County is best known for Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Zinfandel. The Central Coast has carved out a niche with Rhône blends based on Grenache and Syrah, while Mendocino has found success with Alsatian varieties such as Riesling and Gewürztraminer. With all the diversity that California has to offer, it is certain that any wine lover will find something to get excited about.
One of the most popular and versatile white wine grapes...
One of the most popular and versatile white wine grapes, Chardonnay offers a wide range of flavors and styles depending on where it’s grown and how it’s made. In Burgundy, Chardonnay produces some of the finest white wines in the world, typically tending towards minimal intervention in the winery and at its best resulting in remarkable longevity. This grape is popular throughout the world, but perhaps its second most important home is in California, where both oaky, buttery styles and leaner, European-inspired wines enjoy great popularity. Oregon, Australia, South America, South Africa, and New Zealand are also significant producers of Chardonnay.
In the Glass
When planted on cool sites, Chardonnay’s flavors tend towards grapefruit, green apple, minerals, and white stone fruit, while warmer locations coax out richer, more tropical flavors of fig, melon, and pineapple. Oak can add notes of vanilla, coconut, and spice (as well as texture), while malolactic fermentation can impart soft, buttery acidity.
Chardonnay is as versatile at the table as it is in the vineyard. The crisp, clean, Chablis-like styles go well with simple seafood, light chicken dishes, and salads. Richer Chardonnays marry well with cream or oil-based sauces.
Since the 1990s, big, oaky, buttery Chardonnays from California have enjoyed explosive popularity. More recently, the pendulum has begun to swing in the opposite direction, towards a clean, crisp style that rarely utilizes new oak. These Old-World style wines have been dubbed the “New California Chardonnays,” and anyone who claims they do not like Chardonnay should give them a try.