The 2013 vintage was the driest calendar year on record. A warm, windy spring set the growing season creating restricted vine canopies and ultimately intense flavors in the fruit. Moderate temperatures continued throughout the growing season with only the slightest heat spike right at harvest. The clusters were full with small berries. The extended hang time created a richness of flavors. Less than 1.8 tons per acre were harvested from Kamen Estate and because of cooperating weather, we were able to let the fruit hang for uniform ripeness and a layered flavor profile.
The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon greets you with a burst of intense aromatics. A cornucopia of black fruits, wild berries, dark sweet cherries, tea, mocha, black cardamom, acacia flowers, suede, sun baked river rocks and a subtle hint of star anise. The palate is lush, concentrated and beautifully balanced. It possesses amazing fruit purity, layered complexity, velvety tannins, a powerful mouthfeel and an endless finish. Enjoy now and over its 20 year evolution.
“Kamen’s 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, and his biggest cuvée of 1,800 cases. It’s a spectacular Cabernet, dense purple with notes of lead pencil shavings, blackberry, pen ink and cassis followed by a full-bodied, opulent, voluptuously textured wine with sweet tannins, stunning delineation, precision (a characteristic of 2013) and great length and richness. This is a stunner—a fabulous wine and, at this price point, very attractive. It should drink well for 25–30 years.”
—Robert M. Parker, Jr., eRobertParker.com #221, October 2015