Kenwood Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Product DescriptionKenwood Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
For three decades, Kenwood Vineyards’ Artist Series remains the ultimate expression of artistry and winemaking by blending only the finest Cabernet produced in Sonoma. Complex & full-bodied with fragrant fruit notes, this 2012 vintage is perfect for aging or enjoying now. A dry and mild spring which gave way to a summer with nearly perfect growing conditions that produced fruit of exceptional quality. The fruit was harvested over the course of several weeks in late September/early October as each vineyard block attained its maximum flavor and ripeness. Kenwood partnered with award-winning Sonoma artist Nathan Wirth to create a label that reflects the vision and meticulous craft within each precious bottle.
The blend is made primarily from Cabernet Sauvignon grown in the Carringer and Lone Pine estate vineyards that are located in the southern Sonoma Valley. These vineyards give the wine its intense flavor and ageability. The remainder of the Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from the northern Sonoma County appellations of Alexander Valley and Knight’s Valley; this fruit provided the full body and excellent finish. To complement the Cabernet Sauvignon, small amounts of Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Malbec were added to the blend.
90 PTS – WINE ENTHUSIAST – “Woody, herbal and integrated in oak and tannin, this wine comes from grapes grown in both Sonoma Valley estate vineyards and sites in Alexander and Knights valleys. Red currant, graphite and clove flavors highlight its medium-bodied density.