Kenwood Russian River Pinot Noir Rose 2008
A surprise at $15! #2 rated wine at my recent May horizontal tasting of 2007 Sonoma pinots (the Belle Glos Meiomi was #1). Smooth, nice color, immediate attack of berries and cherries. Seemed to not benefit from breathing.
Nice nose. Delicate. A little thin with very little lingering.
A little thin. Quick finish.
Subtle cherry and white pepper finish. Great wine, great price, great year -- one of my favorites.
Light fresh nose, strong up front with crancherrytasticness. Appropriate dryness and a little short on the finish. Not terribly complex, but quite enjoyable. Good value in a domestic pinot 88pts
Nice spicy, peppery character to this pinot, almost like a pinot-zin hybrid. It has all the great qualities of a good Russian River pinot noir with that added bonus. Try it! P.S. It got even better and more complex the second day. It keep evolving and for the money, it's a great pinot!!
External Reviews for Kenwood Russian River Pinot Noir Rose
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.
Wine Tasting NotesComplex aromas of dried cherries, figs and sage combine with vanilla notes from aging in French oak. Rich and full-bodied mouth feel followed by a long, lingering finish.
Strawberry, raspberry and black cherry flavors are bright, focused and concentrated, with modest tannin and a hint of toasty oak. Drink now through 2007.
Offers an earthy cherry-rhubarb edge, with mineral and spice flavors that are clean and pleasantly earthy, ending with a baked pie flavor and firm tannins. Drink now through 2013.
Kenwood has done a very good job crafting a delicate, lighter-bodied Pinot that's rich in real varietal flavor. Polished cherry, cola, pomegranate, coffee, rhubarb and Asian spice flavors, with a balanced finish.