2005 Kendall Jackson Cabernet Sauvignon "Hawkeye Mountain"
Winery: Kendall Jackson
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Hawkeye Mountain"
Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Alexander Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 1,967
KWG Score: 93 (based on 4 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93.99-90)
Review date: July 26, 2008
Wine Review: I recently had a chance to retry the KJ Highland Estate Series. In February, the Hawkeye was still a bit tight. Now 5 month later it is starting to open up and show it potential. It opens with a cherry like bouquet with hints of menthol. On the palate, this medium bodied wine is dry, round, and has dusty cherry flavors with hints of raspberry. The finish is still very dry and has prominent lingering soft dry tannins. This wine still could benefit from some cellar time, but it can also be enjoyed with a grilled rib eye steak right now. Enjoy – Ken
Winemaker Notes: Deep black cherry and cassis flavor with concentrated mineral and terroirial tones. Well extracted, elegantly muscular, with chewy, soft tannins.
Organic status: not organic
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