2018 Kenzo Estate Napa Valley Rindo
2018 Kenzo Estate Napa Valley Rindo This approachable, soft blend 2018 wine leads with Cabernet Sauvignon, followed by healthy amounts of Merlot and Malbec. Leather saddle, grilled meat, dark chocolate and brooding black fruit dominate a full-bodied and substantially structured palate.
Kenzo Estate formally opened on July 1, 2010 upon completion of The Tasting Room. By establishing The Tasting Room, Kenzo Tsujimoto achieved his long-standing aspiration to be able to welcome guests to the estate for a Winery Tour and Tasting and share his love of this enchanting site. At the same time, Kenzo Estate opened a Tasting Room and Restaurant in Tokyo, Hiroo, mirroring The Tasting Room in Napa.
A strong desire for owner Kenzo Tsujimoto, who was aware that everyone would not have the ability to travel to Napa, the Tokyo location intended to recreate the experience at the Napa Tasting Room without leaving Japan. The grand opening of Kenzo Estate Napa and Kenzo Estate Tokyo was the culmination of Kenzo Tsujimoto’s two decades devoted to crafting the finest quality wines imaginable.
Cabernet Sauvignon is the world’s foremost red wine-grape variety. Though widely cultivated throughout the world, it is most commonly associated with the red wines of Bordeaux.
In the vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are small, thick-skinned and decidedly blue-colored, with a high pip-to-pulp ratio. Its thick skin results in wines of profoundly deep color, and the pips add a high level of tannin.
It ripens late, which is advantageous in warmer climates like Bordeaux, France and California. In colder growing environments, Cabernet Sauvignon can easily fail to ripen properly. Unripe Cabernet Sauvignon shows a lot of the aromas similar to unripe Cabernet Franc, notably a green or herbaceous character. This may not be entirely surprising, as Cabernet Sauvignon’s parents are Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc.
Cabernet Sauvignon’s flavors can vary from region to another. Cabernet Sauvignon produced in Bordeaux’s Margaux appellation varies considerably from one grown farther north in Pauillac, for example. The best Cabernet Sauvignon wines tend to have deep color, good structure and a full body. They are tannic in youth, especially when aged in oak, and often require a few years to soften before they become enjoyable to drink. Typical flavors may include black fruits like blackcurrant or blackberry, as well as fragrant cigar box, tobacco and coffee.