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Kenwood Sonoma County Merlot 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

Kenwood Vineyards creates its award-winning Sonoma County Merlot from vineyards located in Sonoma County’s best grape-growing appellations. Our Estate Vineyard located in the heart of the Sonoma Valley provides good color and excellent texture. The blend is balanced with grapes from the warmer Dry Creek and Alexander Valley regions which have a more fruit-forward character. The resulting wine is ripe, supple and well-proportioned. After a long growing season the Merlot crop was harvested in September and October of 2010 as the individual vineyards reached the peak of ripeness and flavor. Each vineyard lot was fermented and aged separately in a combination of French and American oak barrels for 20 months. After aging, the wines were removed from barrels and blended for taste and balance, just prior to bottling in July of 2012.

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 Sonoma County Merlot

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
3.00 5
10/17/2013

Pungent with aromas of old wood, fresh berry fruit, cotton gauze, sage and soft spiciness all coming together on the attractive nose. A bit soft in the mouth, this has lovely zingy red cherry, currant and red plummy fruit on the palate. There are subtle spice notes and a hint of dry leather, but this is mostly about the fruit. the acidity makes itself known on the backend, as do the tannins which are a touch rustic and chewy and add some character to the palate. Medium bodied and just a little rustic, this is fun to drink and has a pretty long finish filled with subtly savory tart red berry and plum fruit. 86pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
4.30 5
10/17/2013

Four and a half glasses



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Tasting Notes:

This classic, well-balanced Merlot combines elegant structure with loads of fruity aromas of plums and fresh berries that are combined with more aromatic notes of bay, cocoa nibs, and vanilla. On the palate, it has an excellent mouthfeel with supple tannins and a long finish.

Kenwood Vineyards creates its award-winning Sonoma County Merlot from vineyards located in Sonoma County’s best grape-growing appellations. Our Estate Vineyard located in the heart of the Sonoma Valley provides good color and excellent texture. The blend is balanced with grapes from the warmer Dry Creek and Alexander Valley regions which have a more fruit-forward character. The resulting wine is ripe, supple and well-proportioned. After a long growing season the Merlot crop was harvested in September and October of 2010 as the individual vineyards reached the peak of ripeness and flavor. Each vineyard lot was fermented and aged separately in a combination of French and American oak barrels for 20 months. After aging, the wines were removed from barrels and blended for taste and balance, just prior to bottling in July of 2012.

31747 produced.

Closure: Cork

Wine Specs:

Total Acidity: 6.5 grams per liter

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