The 2012 vintage was a grape grower’s dream season. Perfectly timed spring rains followed by moderate summertime temperatures created perfect growing conditions. There were no debilitating variations in weather during harvest. Because of consistent temperatures, the fruit ripened evenly producing great ripe fruit flavors and freshness. These were the ultimate conditions for growing extraordinary Cabernet Sauvignon.
The 2012 Kamen Cabernet Sauvignon is rich and lush with a pure fruit filled core exhibiting notes of black mountain berries, black cherries, wild black raspberries, roasted plums and crushed rock. The effusive nose continues with aromas of graphite, violets, suede, exotic black cardamom, Ceylon cinnamon and a hint of fresh black pepper. This perfectly balanced Cabernet Sauvignon is both extracted and structured and will drink well now and over the next 20 years.
“Another outrageous effort is the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon (100% Cabernet Sauvignon). Its opaque purple color is followed by aromas of pen ink, graphite, blackberry and blueberry liqueur, charcoal and flowers. Dense, full-bodied, multidimensional, long, silky and opulent, this stunning Cabernet can be drunk now or cellared for 15–20 years.”
—Robert M. Parker, Jr., eRobertParker.com #216, December 2014