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2008 Kamen Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Valley
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92(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2011

Moderately saturated bright ruby.  Punchy aromas and flavors of cassis, blueberry, licorice, bitter chocolate and crushed rock.  Suave in texture and light on its feet, with firm acidity and a strong rocky minerality contributing to the impression of inner-mouth energy.  Conveys a strong impression of site character.  Showing well, but this will need time to fill out.  These biodynamically farmed vines yielded barely two tons per acre of fruit in 2008, noted winemaker Mark Herold.

90 Points | Wine Spectator
93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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What a Cabernet Should Be
by Matlock 14106597
Worth the price. Just sensational. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
by abelson13861784
2008 kamen is very good. 2007 probably better.


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Cabernet Sauvignon

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