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Kenwood Merlot 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

This vintage of Kenwood Vineyards' Artist Series exhibits the complex and intense flavors for which the wine has become famous. The bouquet begins with fruity aromas of dried cherries, blueberries and cassis and is followed by spicy aromatic notes of sage and sassafras. The mouthfeel of the wine is full bodied with well-structured tannins, flavors of pomegranate and hints of vanilla. This wine is delicious now and should continue to improve for at least a decade.

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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

Member Reviews for Kenwood Merlot

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Snooth User: rosewino
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4.00 5
01/04/2009

Awakened my interest in zinfandels. Very fruit forward, but not overly jammy.


Snooth User: palsr
3551998
4.00 5
10/15/2010

after riding in Napa cabs for some time, a friend took me for a ride in his zin...what a pleasant surprise! put me on a prolonged misson to search out limited local remaining supply and I promptly bought 5 bottles! This has truly awakened my interest in future zin'ing from other zinyards!


Snooth User: sivgabbs
3579314
1.50 5
01/19/2010

I expected more from a sonoma winery... it's just OK. Nothing I would buy again... tried it for the first time today.


Snooth User: jax4short
59942433
3.00 5
04/13/2011

Three glasses


External Reviews for Kenwood Merlot

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
10/15/2009

A full-bodied, supple and flavorful Merlot featuring plum, berry, vanilla and chocolate notes, a good balance and soft tannins.


External Review
Source: Melange Wines
10/06/2009

Winery notes- Our Sonoma County Zinfandel has rich zinfandel-characters of aromas like blackberries spices and notes of vanilla from aging in French and American oak. Broad velvety tannins give it excellent body and a long finish.


External Review
11/05/2011

Exhibits the complex and intense flavors for which the wine has become famous. The bouquet begins with fruity aromas of dried cherries, blueberries and cassis and is followed by spicy aromatic notes of sage and sassafras.


External Review
03/19/2009

Kenwood winery, located in the heart of Sonoma, was founded in the early 1970's and year after year has made consistent, enjoyable Zinfandels. Their Sonoma County Zinfandel is characterized by blackberry and mocha notes, followed by a spicy finish.


External Review
11/27/2012

The bouquet begins with fruity aromas of dried cherries, blueberries and cassis and is followed by spicy aromatic notes of sage and sassafras.


External Review
11/24/2008

Sonoma Harvest Fair 2008 - Bronze Medal



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This vintage of Kenwood Vineyards' Artist Series exhibits the complex and intense flavors for which the wine has become famous. The bouquet begins with fruity aromas of dried cherries, blueberries and cassis and is followed by spicy aromatic notes of sage and sassafras. The mouthfeel of the wine is full bodied with well-structured tannins, flavors of pomegranate and hints of vanilla. This wine is delicious now and should continue to improve for at least a decade.

Closure: Cork

Notes: 28 Months in 88% French oak and 12% American oak barrels

Wine Specs:

Total Acidity: 6.45 grams per liter

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