Kenwood Sonoma County Chardonnay Chardonnay Sonoma County 2009

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Fruit aromas of pippin apples and banana combine with rich vanilla and gingerbread notes, lush and viscous mouth feel...

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Quintessential California Chardonnay on the nose with apple and pineapple over softly spicy, buttery oak tones. On the palate this has a gentle sw... Read more

Solid white wine. Read more

Rating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. Simple, slightly thin and wholly w... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Kenwood Sonoma County Chardonnay Chardonnay Sonoma County

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065184,859
3.00 5
06/20/2010

Quintessential California Chardonnay on the nose with apple and pineapple over softly spicy, buttery oak tones. On the palate this has a gentle sweetness adding depth to the slightly simple white orchard fruit and pineapple fruit. It’s soft and round on the mid-palate and fades gently, if a bit quickly, on the bright finish. A good value in an easy to drink style suitable for enjoying on its own or paired with simple fare, like a curried chicken pita sandwich. 86pts


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Snooth User: Kyle Graynor
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3.50 5
06/18/2010

Solid white wine.


External Reviews for Kenwood Sonoma County Chardonnay Chardonnay Sonoma County

11/13/2010

Rating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. Simple, slightly thin and wholly wanting for confident fruit, this clean, but taut, slightly bitter-edged offering plays off a touch of sweetness against lots of wiry, tooth-tingling acidity, and, in the end, it winds up tasting as much of green pineapples as it does of anything else.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Unlikely to improve with further aging.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

Fruit tiers of pear and apple flavors are well-balanced with toasted vanilla oak notes that leave a smooth and creamy finish on the palate.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

There's some pretty apple and peach fruit, and enough oaky influences to bring out smoky, vanilla nuances. The texture is supple, crisp and creamy. Made in a crowd-pleasing style, and one that won't break the bank.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

Pleasing. Marked by crisp, clean grapefruit, pear and apple notes, it fans out and turns refreshing. Drink now through 2000.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

Light, lean, fresh and fruity, zingy apple and melon flavors lingering spicily on the finish. Ready new. 17,700 cases made.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

This wine is marked by ripe pear and apple flavors and has a grassy edge that gives it another element of complexity. Turns elegant and ends with a dash of citrus. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

A spicy style, with a hint of litchi nut, and pear and apple flavors that are ripe and refreshing if lacking in extra complexities. Drink now.


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Ratings & Tags for Kenwood Sonoma County Chardonnay Chardonnay Sonoma County

476472 Snooth User: PeteRex
rated this wine
3.00 5
04/16/2011

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2009 vintage was marked by a mild dry spring followed by more temperate weather during the summer growing season. The near perfect weather produced Chardonnay with exceptional character and flavor. Beginning in early September the grapes were picked by hand and brought to the winery for pressing. After harvest, two thirds of the juice was fermented in French oak and aged on the lees for five months to add viscosity and complexity to the blend. The remaining juice was fermented in stainless steel and aged in upright oak tanks to retain the varietal’s fresh natural flavor. After fermentation the barrel lots used in the blend underwent a secondary malolactic fermentation to enhance the wine’s rich, round flavors.

Tasting Notes:

Fruit aromas of pippin apples and banana combine with rich vanilla and gingerbread notes, lush and viscous mouth feel with a crisp, lingering finish.

The 2009 vintage was marked by a mild dry spring followed by more temperate weather during the summer growing season. The near perfect weather produced Chardonnay with exceptional character and flavor. Beginning in early September the grapes were picked by hand and brought to the winery for pressing. After harvest, two thirds of the juice was fermented in French oak and aged on the lees for five months to add viscosity and complexity to the blend. The remaining juice was fermented in stainless steel and aged in upright oak tanks to retain the varietal’s fresh natural flavor. After fermentation the barrel lots used in the blend underwent a secondary malolactic fermentation to enhance the wine’s rich, round flavors.

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