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In 1980, screenwriter Robert Kamen purchased 280 acres of the southwestern slopes of the Mayacamas Range in Sonoma County. This mountainous property was rugged, overgrown, extremely rocky and very remote: virgin territory with no roads and no power. It was isolated, wild, beautiful and full of potential. Viticulturist Phil Coturri was brought into the project to develop and oversee the master plan. The vineyards are all biodynamically farmed.

It hasn't been that long since Robert Kamen's wine was featured on our Top Wine list, but this 2012 demands a recommendation! His vineyards are located in Sonoma Valley, on the backside of Mount Veeder, and year after year this is one of the finest Cabernets to come out of the area. The vineyards are organically farmed and the wines are made by the famed Mark Herold, who made incredible, high-scoring wines while at Buccella, Hestan and Merus. This shows that 2009 was not only a great vintage in Napa. In fact, this shows that some of the Napa guys can still learn a thing or two from Sonoma! Kamen's "Kashmir" Cabernet Sauvignon is different from their other wines. It is the best representation of quality and style from their property. The wine is comprised of the best barrels from the best vineyard blocks.

ANTONIO GALLONI 97 POINTS - "The Kamen 2018s and 2019s are brilliant. Longtime winemaker Mark Herold knows this property like the back of his hand, and it comes through in big, dramatically rich wines that also capture the essence of site. The reds are the stars, but the whites, which are made in tiny quantities, are every bit as special."

"The 2018 Kashmir is a heady, unctuous Cabernet Sauvignon. Even with all of its raciness, the 2018 comes across as impeccably balanced in this style and not at all overdone. Jammy dark fruit, chocolate, spice, lavender and sweet French oak build effortlessly in the glass. Kashmir is a rich, heady Cabernet - there is no doubt about that - but it is also less pushed than most previous editions, with a sense of proportion that is notable."
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