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Kenwood Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Valley Jack London Vineyard 1985

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1985 Kenwood Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Jack London Vineyard Sonoma Valley

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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Snooth User: Joesph Prescott
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0.00 5
07/03/2012

this is a magnum and is in its original wood box


Snooth User: physhead
1099315
5.00 5
12/22/2008

If you have 90 minutes to two hours to just sit and sip, this is a truly remarkable wine. It opens up like no American wine we have ever had. "Memorable" understates the impact this wine had on us: it defined greatness in a Cabernet. Since we drank this bottle we have sought, all over the world, a comparable bottle. We have had many greats, but this bottle from this vintage remains the reference standard for perfection. When I die, I want a bottle of this on my bedside table (assuming I do not die in a restaurant drinking wine!) so it will be the last thing on my lips.



1985 Kenwood Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Jack London Vineyard Sonoma Valley

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