Red

2010 Kamen Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Sonoma County
  • > Sonoma Valley
Drink between 2017 - 2030
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Community Tasting Notes 11

  • jimyeni Likes this wine: (93 points)

    September 30, 2014 - Love this wine, big and bold, tons of fruit

  • mflesh wrote:

    July 11, 2014 - I really hesitate to give this one a rating at all right now and reserve my right to "NR" this wine!! Especially given the fact that this wine went through about a 15 minute decant time. This one was popped and poured into the glass a very dark red with some purple tones. The nose itself was just as intoxicating as the 09 with some dark mountain fruit with a hint of sweetness and even some cinnamon? This one smelled a little more metallic, and I think that it's because it just wasn't ready yet. On the palate was a wine that was a little more thin than I expected, but was still integrated well and was a very solid wine. The 09 reminded me of a typical Napa fruit bomb whereas this 2010 has more Bordeaux characteristics. The wine did have a copper type of "ring" around it, that really didn't let up throughout the entire glass. The fruit was there, but was muted blackberry, vanilla, blueberry, and even a hint of some lavender, new shoe leather. The mid-palate echoed the front, showing more of the lighter and perhaps sweeter side of this wine. The finish was very tannic. All in all I seriously think this one needs another 2-3 years of bottle age, or at least a 3 hour decant or a Ducru shake with a revisit within 24 hours. Therefore, because I think that I kind of murdered this wine I reserve a rating, although I think that this one is going to kill the 2009 when it comes of age, which is a long way off. I will echo the 2017-2030 drink date as I think this user got it right on the money. Put this one away for now!!

  • brianspross wrote: (96 points)

    April 1, 2014 - Fabulous bottle from the beginning. I can only imagine this will age well too. It was smooth and a bit fruity. $59.59. Rebuy.

  • roybivens Likes this wine: (93 points)

    March 29, 2014 - Consistent notes from last tasting. Still a beautiful bottle. Dropped score by 1 because I don't think it will go the distance on aging ... Though still could use a few years to reach peak. Score [50 + 5 + 13 + 17 + 8 ] = 93.

  • roybivens wrote: (94 points)

    March 26, 2014 - Just beautiful. More established and hearty than I would have given credit to Sonoma to have. Inky and full, really enjoyable. Parker's note that it needs some time is right on, but it still drinks very nicely right now. Score [50 + 5 + 13 + 17 + 9 ] = 94.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type Red
  • Producer Kamen Estate
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 9 (1%)
  • In Cellars 539 (86%)
  • Consumed 76 (12%)

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Who Likes This Wine

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