Kenwood Russian River Pinot Noir Rose 2008

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Wine Tasting Notes Fruity aromas of strawberries and raspberries followed by subtle aromas of rose petals and fresh herbs; viscous texture and supple tannins give way to a long, smooth finish.

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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 Russian River Pinot Noir Rose

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Snooth User: zzbear
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 05/17/2010

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.


Snooth User: Steve963
22405956
2.00 5
Vintage: 2007 08/11/2010

A little thin. Quick finish.


Snooth User: Steve963
22405956
2.00 5
Vintage: 2007 08/05/2010

Nice nose. Delicate. A little thin with very little lingering.


Snooth User: jamespalmer
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2007 08/22/2011

Subtle cherry and white pepper finish. Great wine, great price, great year -- one of my favorites.


Snooth User: mattgmann
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 01/28/2010

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

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Snooth User: iDrinkReds
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 02/20/2013

Four glasses


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 10/12/2009

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!!


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External Reviews for Kenwood Russian River Pinot Noir Rose

External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/18/2011

Soft, with pretty cherry, spice and cola tones highlighted by roasted herb, cedar and toasty oak character. Drink now through 2005.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/18/2011

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/18/2011

A little one-dimensional, this soft Pinot has forward flavors of cherries, raspberries, cola, vanilla, mint and smoke. It's an easy wine to like, with a silky texture and clean, spicy finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 06/22/2011

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: 2007 09/27/2011

Breathe in the oak and apple wood smoke, breathe out the scents of cherry skin. This wine is tight and light in body, yet there's a gelatin thickness backing up the texture. The fruit is shut down and needs to grow into that texture - as it may well do over the coming year.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/18/2011

Strawberry, raspberry and black cherry flavors are bright, focused and concentrated, with modest tannin and a hint of toasty oak. Drink now through 2007.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/18/2011

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.


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Wine Tasting Notes Fruity aromas of strawberries and raspberries followed by subtle aromas of rose petals and fresh herbs; viscous texture and supple tannins give way to a long, smooth finish.

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