Kamen Estate Wines

Moon Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon

9.318 ratings
9.24 pro ratings
Sonoma County, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.4

I’m between a 94-95 here. Not sure why I don’t buy more of these, especially at the price. Wow.

I poured this in a decanter upon opening, but it actually was quite nice at pop…then changed an hour later, and after corking to finish the remaining third later in the evening, it was even more of a beast. Bit of a chameleon, this one, in regards to its approachability. 100% cab. Dark royal purple in the glass. Aromatically it sports a lot of graphite, blackberries, black currant, mulberries, and espresso. Structure here is compact and big in style, but it’s so beautifully integrated. Palate shows the same type of dusty/graphite influence alongside the darker berry profile, with dark cocoa, and a streak of black cherry and mineral at the core that gives it some spice and lift. Good to open today if you can give it a 1-2hr decant, but easily cruises for the next few years.

This was poured alongside a 2013 Hidden Ridge 55degree slope and the 2014 Immortal (formerly Hidden Ridge). Since all three sported a good bit of Sonoma fruit, it was a cool experiment. The Kamen seemed the most balanced and structured, whereas the 2014 Immortal was the most extracted and over the top. The 2013 HR was in the middle.

I’m between a 94-95 here. Not sure why I don’t buy more of these, especially at the price. Wow.

I poured this in a decanter upon opening, but it actually was quite nice at pop…then changed an hour later, and after corking to finish the remaining third later in the evening, it was even more of a beast. Bit of a chameleon, this one, in regards to its approachability. 100% cab. Dark royal purple in the glass. Aromatically it sports a lot of graphite, blackberries, black currant, mulberries, and espresso. Structure here is compact and big in style, but it’s so beautifully integrated. Palate shows the same type of dusty/graphite influence alongside the darker berry profile, with dark cocoa, and a streak of black cherry and mineral at the core that gives it some spice and lift. Good to open today if you can give it a 1-2hr decant, but easily cruises for the next few years.

This was poured alongside a 2013 Hidden Ridge 55degree slope and the 2014 Immortal (formerly Hidden Ridge). Since all three sported a good bit of Sonoma fruit, it was a cool experiment. The Kamen seemed the most balanced and structured, whereas the 2014 Immortal was the most extracted and over the top. The 2013 HR was in the middle.

Aug 1st, 2021
Bob Bryden

Founder The Lake Sommelier, LLC, Author Wine Talk

9.2

Smooth Cab, lots of extraction and front of mouth grape tannins. Vanilla, blackberry pie, violets, and black cherry. A keeper for sure.

Smooth Cab, lots of extraction and front of mouth grape tannins. Vanilla, blackberry pie, violets, and black cherry. A keeper for sure.

Mar 10th, 2017
Sam Coturri

Winery Sixteen 600, Enterprise Vineyards and the Moon Mountain District

9.1

Interestingly more angular and spiky than the 12 but also more complexity. Only been in the bottle for a month. Should be really interesting upon release.

Interestingly more angular and spiky than the 12 but also more complexity. Only been in the bottle for a month. Should be really interesting upon release.

Jul 14th, 2015
Mike Stricoff

This is body medium PLUS if you know what I mean. Stumbled upon this gem tasting cabs in Sonoma last June. Was very fortuitous to find the tasting room just off the town square. Just a fabulous bottle, dry yet exploding with a fruit forward personality. More balance here than a Chinese gymnast.

This is body medium PLUS if you know what I mean. Stumbled upon this gem tasting cabs in Sonoma last June. Was very fortuitous to find the tasting room just off the town square. Just a fabulous bottle, dry yet exploding with a fruit forward personality. More balance here than a Chinese gymnast.

Feb 26th, 2018
Jason and Jennie

I'd give it to the hunnicutt for pure flavor right now, but this has the stuffing to age

I'd give it to the hunnicutt for pure flavor right now, but this has the stuffing to age

Dec 9th, 2017
Howard

Gritty and not well balanced. Never opened up. Maybe needs more time. Will stick to Napa.

Gritty and not well balanced. Never opened up. Maybe needs more time. Will stick to Napa.

Sep 10th, 2017
Rochelle

Blueberry pie and nutmeg notes love!

Blueberry pie and nutmeg notes love!

Apr 23rd, 2017
Charles Hudson

Opened this too soon

Opened this too soon

Mar 1st, 2017
Janice K

Quite enjoyable.

Quite enjoyable.

Dec 24th, 2016
Spencer T. Hess

Spencer had this 4 years ago

Spencer had this 4 years ago

May 21st, 2017