Kenwood Vineyards

Jack London Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

8.8142 ratings
8.813 pro ratings
Sonoma Mountain, Sonoma County, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Austin Baird

2008 vintage. Fantastic, smooth, dry and robust

2008 vintage. Fantastic, smooth, dry and robust

1 person found it helpfulFeb 23rd, 2016
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

8.8

Super ripe and sweet scented, this is balanced yet provocative in its expression, including blackberries, blueberries and bourbon vanilla additions. Good, solid finish. Mature but nowhere close to being too old.

Super ripe and sweet scented, this is balanced yet provocative in its expression, including blackberries, blueberries and bourbon vanilla additions. Good, solid finish. Mature but nowhere close to being too old.

1 person found it helpfulNov 14th, 2015
Rocky Petersen

Too dry for a cab.

Too dry for a cab.

1 person found it helpfulMar 14th, 2015
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.5

Densely packed with wild red fruit, tea and savory herbs, with firm tannins. The 09 was also bone dry but with heady wooded aromatics, and it seems this vintage saw extended skin contact far less American oak (70% French, 25% American. 24 months) but well seasoned. It's an ambitious, mountain grown wine with the fruit and structure to age.

Densely packed with wild red fruit, tea and savory herbs, with firm tannins. The 09 was also bone dry but with heady wooded aromatics, and it seems this vintage saw extended skin contact far less American oak (70% French, 25% American. 24 months) but well seasoned. It's an ambitious, mountain grown wine with the fruit and structure to age.

1 person found it helpfulJan 31st, 2014
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.6

Well textured and open, with retrained, herbal red/black fruit.
Charmingly unsuccessful/anachronistic. Pour this for crotchety Brits who demand 'proper Claret'.

Well textured and open, with retrained, herbal red/black fruit.
Charmingly unsuccessful/anachronistic. Pour this for crotchety Brits who demand 'proper Claret'.

Apr 4th, 2016
Maxwell Burns

Hospitality Kenwood Vineyards, Winemaker GARA

9.2

2010 vintage - dense, minty, nice use of oak. Drinking well now but can easily go another 10.

2010 vintage - dense, minty, nice use of oak. Drinking well now but can easily go another 10.

Oct 11th, 2015
Riccardo L.

Now this, I really liked. A pronounced smokiness on the palate. Maybe I liked it because it was so different.

Now this, I really liked. A pronounced smokiness on the palate. Maybe I liked it because it was so different.

Apr 13th, 2015
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

8.9

A famous writer and he now has a park in Sonoma and this single vineyard wine from ken wood comes from this same spot

A famous writer and he now has a park in Sonoma and this single vineyard wine from ken wood comes from this same spot

Feb 2nd, 2015
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

9.1

Dry, racy, cool, and incredibly aromatic. there's a lot going on... Plum/fig, vanilla bean, tobacco/cedar, herbs. Finish is concise and quite dry, with fine tannins.

Dry, racy, cool, and incredibly aromatic. there's a lot going on... Plum/fig, vanilla bean, tobacco/cedar, herbs. Finish is concise and quite dry, with fine tannins.

Mar 9th, 2013
Connor Schaller

Dry and crisp. Favorable, but higher priced for its worth

Dry and crisp. Favorable, but higher priced for its worth

Feb 22nd, 2019