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Kenwood Merlot Sonoma County 2005
The harvest produced a bountiful crop of Cabernet Sauvignon with a distinctly rich and complex flavor that is followed by spicy and aromatic notes. After picking, the grapes were crushed and fermented in stainless steel tanks and then settled and racked twice before going down to barrels in December of 2005. After 29 months of barrel aging the very best lots were carefully selected and then blended and bottled. After bottling, the wine was aged for an additional year and a half before it was released.
Editorial Reviews for Kenwood Merlot Sonoma County
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
Complex, grainy and dry with cherries and chocolate and an almost pinot noir-like finish of tea leaves. Very refined.
Smooth and full-bodied. Enjoyed it very much!
I dont really like merlot and i would be happy to drink this wine. very smooth and silky..
Taste lots of blackberry. Relatively smooth, little bit of a bitter finish. good for everyday
External Reviews for Kenwood Merlot Sonoma County
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.
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.
Food Pairings for Kenwood Merlot Sonoma County
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.
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