2009 Kenneth Volk Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

SKU #1157288

From the winery: "This elegant wine has a rich ruby hue and offers aromas and flavors of ripe dark plum fruit with a subtle hint of cigar box spice. Typical to Paso Robles, the tannins are soft, silky and approachable, but provide beautiful structure and balance to the wine. There is a plush, polished quality to the mouthfeel, followed by excellent length. We suggest pairing the 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon with grilled or braised beef, lamb, or venison; rich, hearty sauces, and aged cow or sheep's milk cheeses."

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By: Jim Boyce |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/21/2014  | Send Email
From Star Ranch & Carmody McKnight vineyards. Ripe, but fresh currant and blackberry fruit, vanilla, blueberry, mild tannic finish. Toasty vanilla notes, but not overly sweet. Solid Cab!

By: Jason Marwedel |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/8/2014  | Send Email
This rich and fruit-driven Cabernet offers notes of ripe sweet blueberry and blackberry fruit, as well as underlying hints of tobacco and graphite. Clean and fresh, this Cab has rounded edges throughout and a dry finish.

By: Angie An |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/5/2014  | Send Email
Easily one of the best Cabernets under $25 in the store! The character of the fruit is ripe blackberry and red currant, with some spicy oak notes (but not overly sweet). This wine is fresh and lively; I notice tons of red roses behind the fruits. Solid tannin, full-bodied, long finish and has age-ability.

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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:

Paso Robles

- Located about halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, this inland AVA enjoys a sunny and hot growing period while its seaside neighbors hang in the fog. Zinfandel is the traditional red grape of choice, though cabernet, chardonnay, and Rhône varietals are gaining favor. Most are made in a fruit-forward, early drinking style.
Alcohol Content (%): 14.7