2009 Kalinda Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon

SKU #1110387

"This wine was made by a very famous Sonoma winery, and I can not tell you its name," says K&L's co-owner Clyde Beffa. "This is the most approachable Cabernet we have ever done. Plums and chocolate aromas, great flavor of cassis and red fruit. Lush and sweet, absolutely delicious." This wine will sell quickly.

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By: Jim Barr |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 9/1/2012  | Send Email
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Another Kalinda Cabernet Sauvignon that drinks fabulously now. Produced by a small winery on the Sonoma side of the Mayacamas, this deeply flavored Gem abounds with cassis and blackberry fruit, with hints of white pepper spiciness in the bouquet and on its round, lush, viscous palate. Unlike our Napa Valley productions of late, this Cabernet is not created to lay down for the long haul and will drink nicely for the next two to four years. Rusty has informed me that this Gem will be one of our house reds for the next several months. 14.3% ABV
Drink from 2012 to 2017

By: Ralph Sands |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 8/31/2012  | Send Email
Over the years we have had some phenomenal Kalinda Cabernets here, and now you can add this 2009 Somoma to that list. This wine, from mountain fruit, is a beauty to drink now. The bright blue Cabernet fruit really jumps out of the glass and is so attractive--you can feel the great freshness. The wine shows perfect balance and ripeness that right away entice you to take another sip. It disappeared very quickly at my dinner table; I think you will love it!

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Varietal:

Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the Médoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.
Country:

United States

- When people consider domestic wine, they normally think about the state of California. The fine viticultural Region within California, including the Napa Valley, Sonoma, Santa Cruz Mountains, Mendocino and Santa Barbara, are capable of growing grapes of world-class quality. But there's plenty of fabulous wine coming from other states, too. Oregon, Washington and New York are also causing eyebrows (and glassware) to be raised around the world. Click for a list of bestselling items from the United States.
Sub-Region:

California

- With the explosive growth that California's wine industry has seen the past several years, it's easy to view winemaking and grape growing in the Golden State as a recent phenomenon. And while it's true that California's viticultural history is brief compared to several European countries, this state's roots date back well over 200 years. Due to the enormous response to California wine within the United States and worldwide, there are thousands of excellent and diverse wines being produced within the state each year. For our entire selection of California wines, please visit this link.
Specific Appellation:

Sonoma County

- Second in fame only to Napa, this "other" valley offers just about every climate and topography imaginable. From its cool and fog-enshrouded coastal regions on the far west, to the sprawling Alexander Valley on the boarder of Napa and the many little dips and peaks in between, Sonoma has been a vital wine-grape-growing region since the mid 1800s. Important sub-AVAs include Chalk Hill (known for chardonnay and sauvignon blanc), Dry Creek Valley (where zin is king) Knights Valley (largely cabernet land), Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast (both celebrated pinot and chardonnay zones).