2016 Kalinda Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

SKU #1390645

"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. I will say that this VERY famous Sonoma Mountain winery made some fabulous Cabernets in the '80s. The owner then was a great friend of K&L--we sold MANY cases of his Cabs. The 1986 from this winery got 94 Parker points during a Napa Valley Cab blind tasting. Buy it up before it sells out! Decant and drink now or cellar for a few years.


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By: Mandana Tourani | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/28/2019 | Send Email
A magnificent Sonoma Cab that makes you believe it is possible to enjoy a wine without emptying your bank account! Dark ripe fruit, dark cocoa powder, lush and approachable. It is the perfect Sonoma style Cab that is great with or without food. Due to its satisfying amount of fruit and a mild tannin, it is enjoyable on its own but because it is a full-bodied wine with the oomph food needs, pair it with pasta dishes, cured meat and soft cheese plates and enjoy!

By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 12/5/2018 | Send Email
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We were lucky to get this gem from one of our favorite Sonoma wineries. We started selling their Cabernets in the early 1980s. Sorry we can't tell you the name of this very famous property, but their Cabernets were the talk of the valley in the 80s and 90s. This delicious wine is elegant, yet finely structured for cellar ageing. Boysenberry aromas with chocolate undertones. Some chocolate on the palate with bright, ripe cassis flavors. Very sweet, lingering finish. A superb value.
Drink from 2019 to 2029

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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.
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.
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).