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Kenwood Red Table Wine Pinot Noir Zinfandel Merlot Syrah Petite Sirah 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2007 vintage had a warm summer followed by a mild fall that gently ripened the grapes. The Zinfandel crop was harvested in September and October as the individual vineyards reached the peak of ripeness and flavor. Each vineyard lot was fermented and aged separately in French & American oak barrels for 19 months. After aging, the wines were removed from barrels and blended for taste and balance just prior to bottling in July of 2009. A touch of Petite Sirah was blended into the wine just before bottling to add additional complexity and structure. The 2007 vintage of Sonoma County Zinfandel is enjoyable now but should continue to improve with cellar ageing.

Region: USA » California » Sonoma County

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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 Red Table Wine Pinot Noir Zinfandel Merlot Syrah Petite Sirah

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Snooth User: InWineTruth
2201061,634
3.50 5
02/06/2012

2009 Vintage - Garnet opaque hue, aromas of dried berries, game and spice; flavor notes of plums and boysenberries with good acidity and balance to a moderate finish.


Snooth User: Onin24eagle
1012672596
3.00 5
01/07/2012

A bit tight at first, needed some time to breathe. Once it opened up a bit it wasn't bad. Some black cherry and black currant on the nose and a little bit of smoke. Decent fruit on the mid-palate and finish. It's kind of non-existent up front, a little light if you will, but does come through after a bit. Finish lingers decently but not what I'd call "long". A little bit too oaky for my tastes but not bad. I've had worse. On a side note, by complete circumstance I discovered that this pairs extremely well with buttered popcorn. Seems odd to me, but it definitely works. The wine in and of itself to me is only average, however with buttered popcorn it is one of the better food/wine pairings I've had the pleasure to experience.


Snooth User: kboof
555832291
4.00 5
11/30/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for Kenwood Red Table Wine Pinot Noir Zinfandel Merlot Syrah Petite Sirah

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Source: The Wine Buyer
06/15/2012

Medium-bodied with black cherry, spice, and vanilla oak flavors that finish with classic peppery Zinfandel notes.



Tasting Notes:

Ripe Zinfandel-character aromas of raspberries and black cherries combine with spicy notes of pepper and coriander. Soft tannins with excellent mouthfeel and a lingering finish.

The 2007 vintage had a warm summer followed by a mild fall that gently ripened the grapes. The Zinfandel crop was harvested in September and October as the individual vineyards reached the peak of ripeness and flavor. Each vineyard lot was fermented and aged separately in French & American oak barrels for 19 months. After aging, the wines were removed from barrels and blended for taste and balance just prior to bottling in July of 2009. A touch of Petite Sirah was blended into the wine just before bottling to add additional complexity and structure. The 2007 vintage of Sonoma County Zinfandel is enjoyable now but should continue to improve with cellar ageing.

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