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Kenwood Merlot Massara Vineyard Hrzn 2005

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Wine Tasting Notes Wine Tasting Notes Rich, full-bodied mouth feel with aromas of red currents, tobacco and bay leaves. Flavors of vanilla and ripe plum, with an elegant, lingering finish. The rich fruit flavors found in this Merlot complement a wide range of dishes, including braised beef, rich stews and pastas.

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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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Editorial Reviews for Kenwood Merlot Massara Vineyard Hrzn

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,732
4.50 5
12/14/2009

Restrained and slightly herbaceous with integrated oak notes well balanced by the slightly vegetal, cauliflower and floral scented notes that contrast against the ripe red currant, red raspberry fruit. The oak is a touch too prominent on the nose at this point. Rather seamless on entry, deceptively so. On the mid-palate this begins to reveal lively acidity that is intertwined with the ripe, juicy, wild black raspberry fruits. The oak is well integrated and offers lots of accent on the palate with herbal top notes and a touch of eucalyptus appearing on the backend. This finishes a touch short but with nice purity to the flavors. 92pts


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Snooth User: solomania9
63312,961
4.00 5
12/12/2009

Complex, grainy and dry with cherries and chocolate and an almost pinot noir-like finish of tea leaves. Very refined.


Snooth User: yoshiyoshi40541
290226222
4.00 5
11/13/2009

Smooth and full-bodied. Enjoyed it very much!


Snooth User: whoizadam
22278356
5.00 5
07/26/2009

I dont really like merlot and i would be happy to drink this wine. very smooth and silky..


Snooth User: ashlash
4416836
2.50 5
10/29/2008

Taste lots of blackberry. Relatively smooth, little bit of a bitter finish. good for everyday


Snooth User: ttutony
407981,093
4.00 5
10/17/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for Kenwood Merlot Massara Vineyard Hrzn

External Review
12/20/2009

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2005 Kenwood Cabernet Sauvignon Artist's Series 750ml


External Review
11/25/2009

WE: 88 Points


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesWine Tasting NotesRich, full-bodied mouth feel with aromas of red currents, tobacco and bay leaves. Flavors of vanilla and ripe plum, with an elegant, lingering finish. The rich fruit flavors found in this Merlot complement a wide range of dishes, including braised beef, rich stews and pastas.


External Review
12/03/2009

Winemaker's Notes: The Jack London Merlot is known for the excellent structure and age ability of its intense ripe flavors. Rich, full-bodied mouth feel with aromas of red currents, tobacco and bay leaves. Flavors of vanilla and ripe plum, with an elegant, lingering finish. The rich fruit flavors found in this Merlot complement a wide range of dishes, including chicken, braised beef, rich stews and pastas.



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Concentrated flavors of black currant, blackberry, dark chocolate and cedar blossom with aeration, show different facets over time. The powerful flavors are matched by a dense palate that stays smooth through the lingering finish.

Wine Tasting Notes Wine Tasting Notes Rich, full-bodied mouth feel with aromas of red currents, tobacco and bay leaves. Flavors of vanilla and ripe plum, with an elegant, lingering finish. The rich fruit flavors found in this Merlot complement a wide range of dishes, including braised beef, rich stews and pastas.

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