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Kenwood Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2016

Editorial Review by Snooth Editorial:

Thick molasses and earth notes are a touch savory on the nose, with some cherry showing through behind the earthiness. Chewy and more fruit forward in the mouth with cherry and licorice notes and a finish of vanilla and earth.

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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

Editorial Reviews for Kenwood Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

Snooth User: Snooth Editorial
83464771,023
0.00 5
Vintage: 2012 10/22/2015

Thick molasses and earth notes are a touch savory on the nose, with some cherry showing through behind the earthiness. Chewy and more fruit forward in the mouth with cherry and licorice notes and a finish of vanilla and earth.


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 07/06/2011

A little smoky oak on the nose over some sweet apricot tones. Red berry fruits all topped with vanilla and spice notes. Round and lush in the mouth with fairly intense slightly candied red cherry fruit. The acid sticks out a bit but helps to add some tension on the palate. The finish is modest and clean with a touch of wood framing the echo of the red fruit on the palate. Easy drinking and popularly styled. 86pts


Member Reviews for Kenwood Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

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Snooth User: EMark
8478047,305
2.00 5
Vintage: 2014 12/24/2017

Pretty, clear garnet color. Light cherry nose. Tart cherry on entry. Some slight bitterness that seems to be diminishing. While not offensive, it is pretty undistinguished.


Snooth User: Bonbon08
188662817
4.50 5
Vintage: 2012 06/05/2015

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Nbrown04
64593631
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 09/28/2014

Four glasses


Snooth User: matthewjk
952217245
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 02/02/2012

My first bottle of a more complex--and more expensive--pinot noir. I recognize this is more dynamic than cheaper noirs, but I'm not sure I'm enjoying this more. Quite acidic compared to less expensive examples. I think my appreciation will grow as time goes on.


Snooth User: jamespalmer
91935537
0.00 5
Vintage: 2009 08/22/2011

Mild nose with subtle cherry and wild berry undertones. Spicy but subtle finish. Great wine.


Snooth User: kkamesch
28069534
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 10/30/2011

Great for the price!


Snooth User: winedude4903
22162615
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 05/07/2011

My rating is based on price & review readings cuz tasting is virtual. Probably will find it in New Orleans area @ Dorignac's & Martin's Wine Cellars for actual tasting. Seems like a best buy!


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External Reviews for Kenwood Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

External Review
Vintage: 2012 07/03/2014

Intense aromas of cherries and black raspberries followed by subtle aromas of rose petals and spice; rich, full-bodied texture with a smooth, long finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 03/13/2015

TASTING NOTES: Fruit aromas of blackcurrant and raspberry join with fragrant notes of nutmeg, thyme and lavender; big and luscious mouthfeel with rich tannins lead to a lasting finish. - Winery Aging: 10 months in 1 to 3 year old French oak barrels Alcohol: 13.5%


External Review
Vintage: 2010 10/11/2012

Fruit-forward aromas of boysenberry & straw berry jam join with spicy notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla; bright acidity with smooth tannins and a lingering finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 01/03/2013

Fruit-forward aromas of boysenberry & straw-berry jam join with spicy notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla; bright acidity with smooth tannins and a lingering finish. - WineryComposition:99% Pinot Noir1% SyrahAppellation: Russian River ValleyAging: 11 months in 1 to 3 year old French oak barrelsAcid/pH: 6.6/3.54Alcohol: 13.5%


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/19/2011

Fairly light in color and texture, with a blend of cherry and herb flavors couched in medium acidity. Finishes moderately, with hints of tea and earth. Drink now through 2002.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 07/11/2011

Offers a savory mix of dried berry, sage, cedar and mineral flavors. Medium-bodied and well-balanced, ending with dried herb notes. Drink now through 2015.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/19/2011

This wine preserves the region's vital characteristics (well-ripened fruit and spice), although they've been diluted by necessity for commercial purposes, what with 28,000 cases produced. Light and soft, with delicate yet surprisingly delicious black-raspberry, smoke and cinnamon notes.


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