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Kenwood Sonoma Merlot 2007
Vile wine. I Added soda water to this and it became drinkable. It like being corked, but its not TCA, it was something else. Cork was in good condition. Is this wine for real, or did someone microwave this stuff and I'm missing something?
Standard merlot. Picked up on sale, very drinkable, far from "vile". Seems to be aging well.
External Reviews for Kenwood Sonoma Merlot
Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the November 2010 issue. Fairly dense yet a touch withdrawn in the nose with hints of dark earth, tobacco and tea-leaf tied to a subtle note of black cherry fruit, this bottling follows as expected in the mouth and is a little tougher and less inviting than classic Merlot is wont to be. It is not wildly excessive in tannin, yet its shortfall of core fruit leaves it gritty and gruff all the same.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Cellar for future drinking. Wine will improve with bottle aging.
Food Pairings for Kenwood Sonoma Merlot
The 2007 Artist Series exhibits the complexity and concentration of flavors that the wine has become famous for. Its bouquet has intense aromas of cassis, fig and plum followed by complex notes of vanilla, forest floor, and a "dusty" quality that is often found in fine Cabernet Sauvignons. Full bodied with excellent mouthfeel and rich, well-structured tannins that give way to a lasting finish. Delicious now, this wine will continue to improve for at least a decade.
26,597 cases produced.
Notes: 28 months in 82% French oak and 18% American oak barrels
|Total Acidity: 6.7 grams per liter|
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