Kenwood Merlot 1975

Member Review by Mr Dolce:

This particular bottle was relabled from the original version released in 1975. The original had a painted picture of a naked lady on a hillside by David Lance Goines. The Tabacco, Alcohol, and Firearms Association deemed the bottle's label "obscene". A second bottle with was admitted with a skeleton in place of the naked lady; also denied approval. This bottle is the 3rd and final bottle released as the Inaugural Kenwood artist series edition. Also our birth year vintage.

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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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Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake

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Snooth User: Mr Dolce
4535423,367
0.00 5
01/03/2011

This particular bottle was relabled from the original version released in 1975. The original had a painted picture of a naked lady on a hillside by David Lance Goines. The Tabacco, Alcohol, and Firearms Association deemed the bottle's label "obscene". A second bottle with was admitted with a skeleton in place of the naked lady; also denied approval. This bottle is the 3rd and final bottle released as the Inaugural Kenwood artist series edition. Also our birth year vintage.


Snooth User: Mr Dolce
4535423,367
0.00 5
02/20/2013

The original and first edition 1975 inaugural artist series "Reclining Nude in Vineyard" edition Cabernet Sauvignon from Kenwood Vineyards. Banned from production by the board of Tabacco, Alcohol, and Firearms: deemed obscene. Art by David Lance Goines. Only 228 bottles released.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/13/2011

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1975 Kenwood Cabernet Sauvignon Artists Series 750ml




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