In 2018, Northern California experienced a dry winter. In May, after bud break, we received six inches of rain. Fast forward to the summer solstice in late June and we saw our first of many 100 degree days. The late rain combined with the heat created lush, fruitful vines. The heat calmed down after veraison and we had slow ripening and prolonged hang time which allowed the classic Kamen flavors to explode. All in all a terrific vintage!
Displaying heady aromas of strawberry compote, candied black raspberries, rhubarb, fresh cranberries, hay bale and Bing cherry. These bright, expressive aromas are followed by hints of black pepper, crushed rock, prosciutto and mushroom which add layered complexity to this vibrant wine. The palate is lush, generous and displays extraordinary interplay of opulence and elegance. The soft and silky tannins are the framework for an incredibly long and complex finish. This wine evolves in the glass through to the very last sip.