"This is a soft, thick Pinot. It's fully dry, but has the texture of jelly, with cooked cherry and spice."
"93 Points- Wine Advocate. Boasts a deep purple color as well as a sweet perfume of creme de cassis, licorice, white chocolate, and new wood. It is a medium to full-bodied, concentrated, round, delicious offering with an anticipated maturity of 2008-2018."
"91 Points- Connoisseur's Guide. Introduced by succulent scents of black currants, cream, cocoa and loam. Hits a home-run with its very deep and genuinely complex varietal fruit flavors. sturdy and wonderfully well-balanced."
"93 Points- Wine Spectator. Refined and focused, this sleek version offers ripe flavors of poached apple, ground anise, almond financier, cassis and candied lemon zest, carried by the fine, silky finish to a lightly smoky finish. Drink now through 2025."
"Aromas of sweet blackcurrant, tobacco and toasted oak, supported by lavish cassis flavors, toasty vanilla, a solid tannin structure, and a lush framework."
"Soft and voluptuous, if a bit obvious and simple, with sweet-tasting, candied cherry fruit and hints of black pepper."
"The finest lots of Cabernet Sauvignon were selected from Kenwood's hillside vineyards located in Sonoma Valley's Mayacamas range. This intense mountain Cabernet Sauvignon was blended with a small percentage of Malbec, Merlot and Cabernet Franc from the rich soil of the Sonoma Valley floor to add body and ripe fruit qualities to the wine. It is a rich, concentrated wine with aromas of red currants, black cherries and plums followed by aromatic notes of French oak, spice and black licorice. It exhibits excellent structure that is characterized by its full-bodied mouth feel, smooth tannins and lingering, silky finish."
"90pts-WS Blackberry and dark chocolate aromas follow through to a medium-bodied palate, with silky tannins and a pretty, delicate finish. Very nice texture and refinement to this wine. I thought this would have evolved even better in barrel. Best after 2008. 1,125 cases made."
"92 Points - Robert Parker, Jr. A classic second wine that shows outstanding potential, the dark ruby/purple-colored 2002 has notes of cedar wood, black currants, earth, and truffles in a medium to full-bodied, supple-textured, beautifully concentrated style."