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Kenwood Russian River Valley Pinot Gris 2010

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This is very fruity on the nose, almost explosively fruity, with maraschino cherry notes over peach, pear and candied orange notes. A bit sweet in the mouth with that same explosion of fruit salad that came through on the nose. The fruit is intense here and perhaps too much of a good thing, lending this a fruit juice/sangria-like quality. The acidity supports the fruit fairly well, adding a freshness to the orange tones; but this is top heavy and lacks some balance in the mouth with a sugar-lengthened finish that shows some orange pith notes. This is going to elicit some OMG moments, but the fruitiness may be too much for some. 86pts

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Kenwood Vineyards:
Located in the heart of the Sonoma Valley, Kenwood Vineyards is dedicated to producing premium wines truly representative of Sonoma County’s world-class vineyards. Kenwood Vineyards was established in 1970 in the former Pagani Brothers Winery, a historic cellar dating back to 1906. Thoroughly refurbished and modernized, the facility now boasts more than 125 stainless steel fermenting tanks... Read more
Located in the heart of the Sonoma Valley, Kenwood Vineyards is dedicated to producing premium wines truly representative of Sonoma County’s world-class vineyards. Kenwood Vineyards was established in 1970 in the former Pagani Brothers Winery, a historic cellar dating back to 1906. Thoroughly refurbished and modernized, the facility now boasts more than 125 stainless steel fermenting tanks and large oak uprights, and 20,000 small French and American oak barrels, all devoted to Kenwood Vineyards’ “small lot” style of winemaking. In addition to the 22-acre vineyard surrounding the winery, Kenwood Vineyards sources grapes from dozens of vineyards – many farmed sustainably, using natural soil amendments and pest controls whenever possible rather than chemicals - in Sonoma County’s best appellations, including Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma Valley and Sonoma Mountain. Each lot from each vineyard is kept separate throughout the winemaking process, enabling the winemaker to bring it to its fullest potential. This “small lot” or “cuvee” style of winemaking also enables the winemaker to draw on an exceptionally broad “palette” to assemble wines that showcase classic character, subtle complexity and superb balance. As a result, every Kenwood Vineyards wine – whether Table Wine Series, Sonoma Series, Reserve, Jack London Vineyard or Artist Series – is consistent in quality and consistently delicious. Read less
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Editorial Reviews for Kenwood Russian River Valley Pinot Gris

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,775
3.00 5
07/01/2011

This is very fruity on the nose, almost explosively fruity, with maraschino cherry notes over peach, pear and candied orange notes. A bit sweet in the mouth with that same explosion of fruit salad that came through on the nose. The fruit is intense here and perhaps too much of a good thing, lending this a fruit juice/sangria-like quality. The acidity supports the fruit fairly well, adding a freshness to the orange tones; but this is top heavy and lacks some balance in the mouth with a sugar-lengthened finish that shows some orange pith notes. This is going to elicit some OMG moments, but the fruitiness may be too much for some. 86pts




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