2010 Kashmir Cuvée

Due to limited availability, this wine is not available for purchase online. To inquire about allocations, please contact us at 707-938-7292 or info@kamenwines.com.

Winegrowing Information

2010 was a long, cool vintage resulting in extended hang time for the grapes. The temperate weather allowed for slow, measured development of flavors and tannins; yielding balanced, structured, complex wines. Our harvest extended over a three week period. The key components which go into creating the Kashmir cuvée were hand harvested, block by block. The grapes were picked at full maturity with an intense ripe fruit component without high sugar content, showcasing a great balance of fruit flavors and fresh acidity. The result is a wine that is aromatic, concentrated and developed. In select vintages, the cuvée made from the thoughtful blending of these individual sites produces a unique wine where the whole exceeds the quality of its individual parts.

Tasting Notes

This wine begins with saturated inky tones in the glass and leads to explosive aromas of black fruits, mountain berries, crème de cassis, violets, crushed rock, graphite, anise and exotic spice box. The rich, seamless palate is powerful yet elegant. Intense layered flavors of black fruits, roasted nuts, cherries and spice are framed by our vineyard’s hallmark minerality. The fine toothed tannins lead to a persistent, glorious finish. The 2010 Kashmir cuvée is a wine that can be cellared and enjoyed over the next 25 years.


“The 2010 Kashmir flirts with perfection. A remarkable effort, and one of the finest Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignons I have tasted, this inky/purple-colored 2010 offers up notes of crème de cassis, licorice, truffles, blackberries and black currants. Possessing amazing length and texture, terrific purity and overall personality, this stunning wine should age effortlessly for 20+ years. However, don’t get too excited as there are only 175 cases of this beauty.

Some terrific Cabernet Sauvignons are emerging from Sonoma, and Kamen Estate’s 2009 and 2010 Cabernets both merit attention, especially from readers who believe Napa makes the only great California Cabernet Sauvignons. The two luxury cuvées, made, I assume, from the best barrels, include the 2009 and 2010 Kashmir, both of which are profound examples of Cabernet Sauvignon that could rival the finest from Napa in a blind tasting.” —Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, Issue #210, December 2013

Vineyard Information

  • 100% Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon at elevations of 1100–1450 ft.
  • Sonoma Valley, Certified Organic & Biodynamic Vineyards

Production and Technical Data

  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Production: 175 cases
  • Release Date: February 2014