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Kenwood Artist Series Red Blend Sonoma County 2010

External Review by WineExpress.com:

For more than three decades, Kenwood's Artist Series Red remains the ultimate expression of artistry and fine winemaking by blending the finest Cabernet Sauvignon produced in Sonoma County. For the label of this 2010, internationally renowned artist, Keith Wicks, paints the colorful and expressive “Sonoma Serenity” in oils. This world class red is 96% Cabernet Sauvignon and just 4% Merlot. The majority is sourced from Kenwood's estate vineyard in the southern Sonoma Valley. The remainder comes from prime vineyards in the northern Alexander Valley. The wine aged for 26 months in French oak before bottling and then was given extended bottle age of 18 months to soften and unwind. The result is something lush and velvety. Tasting Panel Magazine scored this collectible Cab 95 points saying "Deep in color, the 2010 vintage presents fragrant fruit aromas of rich cassis and black cherry together with spicy notes of cinnamon and star anise. These intense flavors are matched by a dense palate, which stays smooth through to its long, lingering finish. While already approachable, this wine promises additional evolution with cellaring." Limited!

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Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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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

External Reviews for Kenwood Artist Series Red Blend Sonoma County

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
05/28/2015

For more than three decades, Kenwood's Artist Series Red remains the ultimate expression of artistry and fine winemaking by blending the finest Cabernet Sauvignon produced in Sonoma County. For the label of this 2010, internationally renowned artist, Keith Wicks, paints the colorful and expressive “Sonoma Serenity” in oils. This world class red is 96% Cabernet Sauvignon and just 4% Merlot. The majority is sourced from Kenwood's estate vineyard in the southern Sonoma Valley. The remainder comes from prime vineyards in the northern Alexander Valley. The wine aged for 26 months in French oak before bottling and then was given extended bottle age of 18 months to soften and unwind. The result is something lush and velvety. Tasting Panel Magazine scored this collectible Cab 95 points saying "Deep in color, the 2010 vintage presents fragrant fruit aromas of rich cassis and black cherry together with spicy notes of cinnamon and star anise. These intense flavors are matched by a dense palate, which stays smooth through to its long, lingering finish. While already approachable, this wine promises additional evolution with cellaring." Limited!


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
06/23/2015

For more than three decades, Kenwood's Artist Series Red remains the ultimate expression of artistry and fine winemaking by blending the finest Cabernet Sauvignon produced in Sonoma County. For the label of this 2010, internationally renowned artist, Keith Wicks, paints the colorful and expressive “Sonoma Serenity” in oils. This world class red is 96% Cabernet Sauvignon and just 4% Merlot. The majority is sourced from Kenwood's estate vineyard in the southern Sonoma Valley. The remainder comes from prime vineyards in the northern Alexander Valley. The wine aged for 26 months in French oak before bottling and then was given extended bottle age of 18 months to soften and unwind. The result is something lush and velvety. Wine Review Online scored it 93 points and Tasting Panel Magazine scored this collectible Cab 95 points saying "Deep in color, the 2010 vintage presents fragrant fruit aromas of rich cassis and black cherry together with spicy notes of cinnamon and star anise. These intense flavors are matched by a dense palate, which stays smooth through to its long, lingering finish. While already approachable, this wine promises additional evolution with cellaring." Limited!



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