Scoring 18 Dionysian points out of 20, the 1987 Kenwood Cabernet Sauvignon Artist Series from Sonoma County, cost under $20 back then. It has 12.8% alcohol, which is ideal, and at 31 years old, it was showing beautifully.
The wine, after decanting, was soft, filled with smoky chocolate, subtle hints of black fruits, and finished with a long, clean Bordeaux-like after taste.
The artist label depicts “Man With A Balance” a perfect piece for a truly balanced wine. It was served with a basic beef and potatoes dinner, and it quickly became the sole topic of conversation. In vino veritas.