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1996 Kenwood "Artist Series" Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

SKU #992092 93 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Spicy, floral and perfumed Cabernet, a late-release from the '96 vintage, showing off earthy, cedary black cherry and blackberry flavors, and pretty, toast- and vanilla-scented notes. Unusually supple and polished version of this wine. *Highly Recommended* (JL) Inner quote mark (12/2000)

91 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Weighty and supple, this continues the strong mid-90s run with its dark fruit, toast and herb nose. There’s a touch of sweet sur-maturité (overripeness) here, but there’s tangy acidity, too, to keep it together. It’s deep and sweet, with blackberry, chocolate and herb flavors and a lengthy, smooth black pepper and anise-tinged finish. Inner quote mark (4/2002)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon Artist Series reveals rugged tannin in addition to medium to full body, an earthy rusticity, and dark fruits intermixed with foresty/underbrush notes. (RP) Inner quote mark (6/2002)

K&L Notes

Every vintage since 1975, Kenwood has released a singular Cabernet Sauvignon produced from top vineyards in Sonoma County with a unique label designed by an esteemed artist. The artistry and the wine within together capture a particular moment in time and terroir that can never be duplicated. The "Artist Series" is always a rich and concentrated Cabernet true to the vintage, and each bottling becomes a vintage collectible both because of the age-worthy wine in the bottle and the one-and-only artistic label outside the bottle.


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