Kiona 2003 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - Estate Bottled - Red Mountain

Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon Happiness

My wife gifted me with this bottle last week - just because I’ve been a good husband - a trend I hope to continue. I don’t know where she bought it, or how much she paid (it is a gift). I enjoyed every bit of this wine.

Earthy aromas hit you after you pull the cork - wait, let it breathe. This wine has a gorgeous color, to me it looked smoky-ruby in the glass. I’m reviewing this wine on day two, and I’m very pleased with how the wine has changed from day one (day one was mostly fresh Bing cherry and tartness).
There's ripe cherry, vanilla, leather, spice with a hint of toasted coconut underneath the nose. Dry Bing cherry, vanilla in the mouth, very smooth, and a bit of plum tartness - good mouth feel, medium body. This is a sunset wine or sipping wine. It does not have the aggressiveness needed for food, it’s just too dainty - and a bit sophisticated.

I really like this Kiona wine, and it puts me in the mood for more Cabernet Sauvignon. The winery is located on Red Mountain, I’ve had intentions of visiting them for a couple of years. For some reason, I’ve never made it over to their “new” tasting room. It’s on my to do list - I’ll see if I can encourage someone to join me in a Red Mountain tasting trip. Volunteers?

13.5% alcohol
Vineyards first planted in 1975

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