2007 Block Collection Kuimelis 750ml
The vibrant purple color of the wine is the first indication of its hillside origins and hints at the rich, layered flavors to come. Aromas of cigar box, pan forte, and a whiff of moral mushroom create further interest on the nose. The first sip is a riot of earth-driven flavors ranging from Turkish coffee to macerated olive to cocoa powder and cedar. These robust characters are followed by a rush of bright fruit including crushed strawberry, briar berries, and black cherry. The tannins are soft on the entry and finish firmly indicating that this vintage should age well over the next 3 to 4 years.
2008 Block Collection Kuimelis 750ml
Dense and foresty on the nose with subtle oak and earthy spice our 2008 Kuimelis Cabernet Sauvignon displays rich mountain tannins, cocoa flavors, and tobacco notes. Flavors of smoky caramel complement plum and blackberry fruit but the fruit notes take second chair to the dominant savory layers making this a great alternative to more fruit-driven wines and a delightful end of meal wine. The wine is already showing some intriguing bottle complexity and nuance making it an enticing partner to grilled meats and winter vegetables. For optimal enjoyment drink now through 2014.