There has been a bit of wine news circulating the green scene over the past few week — with Dan Aykroyd getting behind an eco-friendly producer in Canada, and Sam Neil championing his organic brand in New Zealand. I stumbled upon an article (after reading about Madonna’s father producing a wine named after the singer) on Robert Kamen, a popular Hollywood screenwriter with an incredible reputation for making knock-out Cabernet Sauvignon at his winery in Sonoma County. Not only is the entire operation organic, but it’s been that way since Kamen started the business in 1980. A true pioneer ahead of his time. So much so that his vineyard has gained the attention of the University of California at Davis and others since its first planting.
Here’s what one sommelier had to say of the vintage,
“‘The nose was of pure cassis and black currants with hints of vanilla and freshly rained-upon asphalt. Incredibly fragrant and pure, it tasted as ethereal as it smelled,’ Kronfeld says. ‘The hedonistic black fruits releasing implosions of fruit and tannin, my palate salivated for the fruit only to be rebutted by the power of the wine’s youthful structure, finishing with the grace of a ballerina.’”
Wow. Sign me up.
Kamen has written the screenplays to several movies we’re all familiar with. All three Karate Kid movies, Lethal Weapon 3,Â The Fifth Element, A Walk In The Clouds, and many more. You can find out more about his passion, Kamen Estate Wines, here or order a few bottles to sample for yourself. Cheers!