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!
This proprietary blend of Syrah, Cabernet and Petite Sirah is a full-throttle wine. Aromas and flavors of wild raspberries, black cherries, ripe pomegranate black plums, currants and dark chocolate abound. Secondary notes of sun-baked rocks, tobacco and pencil lead wind their way through this decadent wine. Impressions of sweet, plush fruit are framed by supple, fine grained tannins and the layered flavors carry through a deliciously long finish. Enjoy now and over the next 8-10 years.