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2019 Lava Block

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Winegrowing Information

The Lava Block is a 14-acre micro-climate within Kamen Estate. Planted in 2008, it is the rockiest slope in the vineyard requiring extensive planting efforts. The wines grown on this parcel of the estate showcase a distinct and unique expression of Kamen Estate vineyard.

In 2019, we experienced a late bud break. What started off as another drought year was saved by a welcomed five inches of rain in May that produced lush vigor in the vines. The growing season was marvelously consistent with no major heat spikes. This allowed for slow ripening, long hang-time and optimum flavors.

Tasting Notes

Perhaps the finest Lava Block Cabernet to date. The aromatics of this wine are outrageously intense and layered; they sing with minerality throughout its time in the glass. Blackberry pie, black currants, crème de cassis, black cherries, tobacco leaf, violet and crushed rock rush to the forefront. Secondary aromas of suede, cocoa and pencil lead add an intriguing nuance. The flavors are seamless, elegant and sophisticated. The wine is generous and balanced with a fully-integrated tannin structure. Simply amazing.


95pts —Antonio Galloni, Vinous

95pts —James Molesworth, Wine Spectator

Vineyard Information

  • 100% Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon at elevations of 1100–1450 ft.
  • Moon Mountain District AVA, Certified Organic

Production and Technical Data

  • Alcohol: 15.5%
  • Production: 475 cases
  • Release Date: November 2022
750 ml
2019 Lava Block