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Kenwood Pinot Noir Reserve 2011

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Kenwood’s 2011 Russian River Reserve Pinot Noir is sourced from vineyards located in the heart of Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley. This cool region is best known for growing delicate and flavorful Pinot Noir. The cool terroir combined with ideal soil make for exceptional Pinot Noir grapes with distinctive cherry and spice flavors. The low yield of the 2011 vintage produced fruit with an excellent natural balance of acid and sugar. The delicate Pinot Noir grapes were harvested and crushed with great care, with ten percent of the grapes undergoing whole cluster carbonic maceration in the fermentation tanks. This old-world technique enhances the fruitiness of the wine. Eleven months of aging in new French oak barrels enhanced the wines depth and complexity.

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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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Vintage: 2004 09/21/2008

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External Reviews for Kenwood Pinot Noir Reserve

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2006 04/12/2011

87 points - Wine EnthusiastKenwood Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Reserve 2006Kenwood has done a very good job crafting a delicate, lighter-bodied Pinot that’s rich in real varietal flavor. Polishe


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2006 07/28/2010

87 points - Wine EnthusiastKenwood Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Reserve 2006Kenwood has done a very good job crafting a delicate, lighter-bodied Pinot thats rich in real varietal flavor. Polished cherry, cola, pomegranate, coffee, rhubarb and Asian spice flavors, with a balanced finish. Match: Duck, Chicken, BBQ



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Intense cherry aromas join with aromatic notes of baked apple, vanilla, and molasses. Rick elegant mouthfeel with full-bodied tannins and a long, rich finish.

Kenwood’s 2011 Russian River Reserve Pinot Noir is sourced from vineyards located in the heart of Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley. This cool region is best known for growing delicate and flavorful Pinot Noir. The cool terroir combined with ideal soil make for exceptional Pinot Noir grapes with distinctive cherry and spice flavors. The low yield of the 2011 vintage produced fruit with an excellent natural balance of acid and sugar. The delicate Pinot Noir grapes were harvested and crushed with great care, with ten percent of the grapes undergoing whole cluster carbonic maceration in the fermentation tanks. This old-world technique enhances the fruitiness of the wine. Eleven months of aging in new French oak barrels enhanced the wines depth and complexity.

Dietary Information: Vegan

612 produced.

Closure: Cork

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.5% pH: 3.48
Total Acidity: 5.8 grams per liter

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