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    Bi!! Guest

    Default Kamen Wines

    I had lunch yesterday with Robert Kamen of Kamen Wines. I've know
    Robert for a number of years and he and his team are making so pretty
    good stuff these days. Robert is also a pretty good screenwriter
    having written a number of well known scripts such as "The Karate Kid"
    and my personal favorite "A Walk in the Clouds"

    2005 Syrah-Deep black fruit notes, nice balance, very Hermitage like
    with a bit of sage and briar, red meat, iron and minerals.

    2006 Syrah-A bit more plush and lush with very ripe blueberry and
    blackberry flavors, a bit of vanilla, anise and cocoa notes.

    2005 Cabernet "Kashmir" -Their premium wine. Quite plush and
    concentrated. Smooth as silk. Very ripe, black cherry, blackberry,
    brown sugar and exotic spice. Ultra concentrated..more of a cocktail
    wine but quite delicious.

    2005 Cabernet-Polished and smooth. Vewry well balanced and very
    foody. Nice dusty black fruit with a bit of spice and vanilla.

    We opened a bottle of 1997 Gaja San Lorenzo that was badly corked and
    a bottle of Sessitti Pertimali 1997 Brunello that was outstanding.

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    James Silverton Guest

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    Bi!! wrote on Fri, 19 Jun 2009 08:40:47 -0700 (PDT):

    > I had lunch yesterday with Robert Kamen of Kamen Wines. I've know
    >Robert for a number of years and he and his team are making so pretty
    >good stuff these days. Robert is also a pretty good screenwriter
    >having written a number of well known scripts such as "The Karate Kid"
    >and my personal favorite "A Walk in the Clouds"

    ds"

    > concentrated..more of a cocktail wine but quite delicious.


    > 2005 Cabernet-Polished and smooth. Vewry well balanced and
    > very foody. Nice dusty black fruit with a bit of spice and
    > vanilla.


    Interesting but a bit irrelevant. I don't want to be excessively
    sarcastic but, IMHO, as a wine maker, Francis Coppola made good movies
    too.
    --

    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland

    Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not


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    Bi!! Guest

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    On Jun 19, 5:24�pm, "James Silverton" <not.jim.silver...@verizon.net>
    wrote:
    > �Bi!! �wrote �on Fri, 19 Jun 2009 08:40:47 -0700 (PDT):
    >
    > > I had lunch yesterday with Robert Kamen of Kamen Wines. �I've know
    > >Robert for a number of years and he and his team are making so pretty
    > >good stuff these days. �Robert is also a pretty good screenwriter
    > >having written a number of well known scripts such as "The Karate Kid"
    > >and my personal favorite "A Walk in the Clouds"

    >
    > ds"
    >
    > > concentrated..more of a cocktail wine but quite delicious.
    > > 2005 Cabernet-Polished and smooth. �Vewry well balanced and
    > > very foody. Nice dusty black fruit with a bit of spice and
    > > vanilla.

    >
    > Interesting but a bit irrelevant. I don't want to be excessively
    > sarcastic but, IMHO, as a wine maker, Francis Coppola made good movies
    > too.
    > --
    >
    > James Silverton
    > Potomac, Maryland
    >
    > Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not


    I only added that he was screenwriter because I'm often asked if he's
    the same guy who is the screenwriter who wrote "A Walk in the Clouds"
    since it's a movie about a vineyard. IMHO, Kamen makes better wines
    than Coppola. Have you had his wines?

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    James Silverton Guest

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    Bi!! wrote on Fri, 19 Jun 2009 15:04:04 -0700 (PDT):

    > On Jun 19, 5:24�pm, "James Silverton"
    > <not.jim.silver...@verizon.net> wrote:
    >> �Bi!! �wrote �on Fri, 19 Jun 2009 08:40:47 -0700 (PDT):
    >>
    > >> I had lunch yesterday with Robert Kamen of Kamen Wines.
    > >> �I've know Robert for a number of years and he and his team
    > >> are making so pretty good stuff these days. �Robert is also
    > >> a pretty good screenwriter having written a number of well
    > >> known scripts such as "The Karate Kid" and my personal
    > >> favorite "A Walk in the Clouds"

    >>
    >> ds"
    >>
    > >> concentrated..more of a cocktail wine but quite delicious.
    > >> 2005 Cabernet-Polished and smooth. �Vewry well balanced and
    > >> very foody. Nice dusty black fruit with a bit of spice and
    > >> vanilla.

    >>
    >> Interesting but a bit irrelevant. I don't want to be
    >> excessively sarcastic but, IMHO, as a wine maker, Francis
    >> Coppola made good movies too. --
    >>

    >I only added that he was screenwriter because I'm often asked if he's
    >he same guy who is the screenwriter who wrote "A Walk in the Clouds"
    >since it's a movie about a vineyard. IMHO, Kamen makes better wines
    >than Coppola. Have you had his wines?


    No, not yet. I'll look for them. As you can tell, I'm not that impressed
    by Coppola.


    --

    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland

    Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not


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    Bi!! Guest

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    On Jun 19, 9:05�pm, "James Silverton" <not.jim.silver...@verizon.net>
    wrote:
    > �Bi!! �wrote �on Fri, 19 Jun 2009 15:04:04 -0700 (PDT):
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > On Jun 19, 5:24 pm, "James Silverton"
    > > <not.jim.silver...@verizon.net> wrote:
    > >> Bi!! wrote on Fri, 19 Jun 2009 08:40:47 -0700 (PDT):

    >
    > > >> I had lunch yesterday with Robert Kamen of Kamen Wines.
    > > >> I've know Robert for a number of years and he and his team
    > > >> are making so pretty good stuff these days. Robert is also
    > > >> a pretty good screenwriter having written a number of well
    > > >> known scripts such as "The Karate Kid" and my personal
    > > >> favorite "A Walk in the Clouds"

    >
    > >> ds"

    >
    > > >> concentrated..more of a cocktail wine but quite delicious.
    > > >> 2005 Cabernet-Polished and smooth. Vewry well balanced and
    > > >> very foody. Nice dusty black fruit with a bit of spice and
    > > >> vanilla.

    >
    > >> Interesting but a bit irrelevant. I don't want to be
    > >> excessively sarcastic but, IMHO, as a wine maker, Francis
    > >> Coppola made good movies too. --

    >
    > >I only added that he was screenwriter because I'm often asked if he's
    > >he same guy who is the screenwriter who wrote "A Walk in the Clouds"
    > >since it's a movie about a vineyard. �IMHO, Kamen makes better wines
    > >than Coppola. Have you had his wines?

    >
    > No, not yet. I'll look for them. As you can tell, I'm not that impressed
    > by Coppola.
    >
    > --
    >
    > James Silverton
    > Potomac, Maryland
    >
    > Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    Niether am I. Last bottle I bought was off a restaurant wine list and
    it was awful stuff.

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    Dee Randall Guest

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    > No, not yet. I'll look for them. As you can tell, I'm not that impressed
    > by Coppola.
    >




    Niether am I. Last bottle I bought was off a restaurant wine list and
    it was awful stuff.


    I bought only ONE bottle, but that was enough for me.


    What about Greg Norman's wines. I've bought TWO bottles, but liked nary one
    of those either.

    Dee Dee





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    Lawrence Leichtman Guest

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    In article <h1iit3$fbo$[email protected]>,
    "Dee Randall" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > > No, not yet. I'll look for them. As you can tell, I'm not that impressed
    > > by Coppola.
    > >

    >
    >
    >
    > Niether am I. Last bottle I bought was off a restaurant wine list and
    > it was awful stuff.
    >
    >
    > I bought only ONE bottle, but that was enough for me.
    >
    >
    > What about Greg Norman's wines. I've bought TWO bottles, but liked nary one
    > of those either.
    >
    > Dee Dee


    Has anyone had a celebrity wine that was any good? So far, I haven't.

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    Ronin Guest

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    On 2009-06-20 04:58:17 -0700, "Dee Randall" <[email protected]> said:

    >
    >> No, not yet. I'll look for them. As you can tell, I'm not that impressed
    >> by Coppola.
    >>

    >
    >
    >
    > Niether am I. Last bottle I bought was off a restaurant wine list and
    > it was awful stuff.
    >
    >
    > I bought only ONE bottle, but that was enough for me.


    OK, give him a "D" for wines, but an "A" for trying - some time ago I
    was at his house for a party (where the sound of my feet was recorded
    for Apocolipse Now) and was impressed at his trying to maintain the
    Gustave Niebaum/ Inglenook wines of the '40's... His purchase of the
    estate was instigated by a desire to keep the estate out of "corporate"
    hands.




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