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K&L Wines USD 24.99 750ml

Kenwood Jack London Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

Member Review by EMark:

I am surprised at the nose of a wine this old. It seems “fresher” than I would have guessed—not oaky at all. Introduction to the palate is quite pleasant—fairly smooth with typical cabernet cassis flavors. Very tame tannin. However, as the wine moves past mid-palate a sharp tartness takes over. Sadly, what begins as a terrific, aged Cabernet Sauvignon slides down on the finish to a good wine, but not a special wine.

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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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Member Reviews for Kenwood Jack London Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

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Snooth User: EMark
8478046,090
3.00 5
08/10/2014

I am surprised at the nose of a wine this old. It seems “fresher” than I would have guessed—not oaky at all. Introduction to the palate is quite pleasant—fairly smooth with typical cabernet cassis flavors. Very tame tannin. However, as the wine moves past mid-palate a sharp tartness takes over. Sadly, what begins as a terrific, aged Cabernet Sauvignon slides down on the finish to a good wine, but not a special wine.


Snooth User: deliajl
3196557
1.50 5
04/06/2011

Opened a magnum of the 1997 Kenwood Jack London and decanted for an hour. This bottle was on its last legs. Fruit all but gone, tannins missing, lackluster. I was quite disappointed after such a great showing from a 750 ml bottle a few years earlier. Improved a little the second hour in, but not enough to warrant the $90 outlay.



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