Kenwood Vineyards Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2012

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A little smoky oak on the nose over some sweet apricot tones. Red berry fruits all topped with vanilla and spice notes. Round and lush in the mouth... Read more

My first bottle of a more complex--and more expensive--pinot noir. I recognize this is more dynamic than cheaper noirs, but I'm not sure I'm enjoy... Read more

Mild nose with subtle cherry and wild berry undertones. Spicy but subtle finish. Great wine. Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Kenwood Vineyards Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065185,518
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 07/06/2011

A little smoky oak on the nose over some sweet apricot tones. Red berry fruits all topped with vanilla and spice notes. Round and lush in the mouth with fairly intense slightly candied red cherry fruit. The acid sticks out a bit but helps to add some tension on the palate. The finish is modest and clean with a touch of wood framing the echo of the red fruit on the palate. Easy drinking and popularly styled. 86pts


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Snooth User: matthewjk
952217218
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 02/03/2012

My first bottle of a more complex--and more expensive--pinot noir. I recognize this is more dynamic than cheaper noirs, but I'm not sure I'm enjoying this more. Quite acidic compared to less expensive examples. I think my appreciation will grow as time goes on.


Snooth User: jamespalmer
91935537
0.00 5
Vintage: 2009 08/22/2011

Mild nose with subtle cherry and wild berry undertones. Spicy but subtle finish. Great wine.


Snooth User: kkamesch
28069534
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 10/30/2011

Great for the price!


Snooth User: winedude4903
22162615
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 05/07/2011

My rating is based on price & review readings cuz tasting is virtual. Probably will find it in New Orleans area @ Dorignac's & Martin's Wine Cellars for actual tasting. Seems like a best buy!


Snooth User: Jim Gordon
304541
0.00 5
Vintage: 2009 05/28/2011

Balanced, elegant, not overripe or overly showy, but just a nice, appetizing, traditional Pinot.


Snooth User: zinfandel1
154660968
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 10/08/2013

A deep red color very bright. The bouquet cherry and red berry with a hint of oak. The taste was mouth filling and crisp. Flavors of cherry, red berry, and way in the background was a hint of oak. A light to medium finish.


Snooth User: karat
541180331
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 10/22/2010

loved this wine! a great pinot, warm and rich and full.


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External Reviews for Kenwood Vineyards Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
Vintage: 2011 11/25/2013

Intense aromas of cherries and black raspberries followed by subtle aromas of rose petals and spice; rich, full-bodied texture with a smooth, long finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 10/11/2012

Fruit-forward aromas of boysenberry & straw berry jam join with spicy notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla; bright acidity with smooth tannins and a lingering finish.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2010 01/03/2013

Fruit-forward aromas of boysenberry & straw-berry jam join with spicy notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla; bright acidity with smooth tannins and a lingering finish. - WineryComposition:99% Pinot Noir1% SyrahAppellation: Russian River ValleyAging: 11 months in 1 to 3 year old French oak barrelsAcid/pH: 6.6/3.54Alcohol: 13.5%


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
Vintage: 2010 02/06/2013

Intense aromas of cherries and black raspberries followed by subtle aromas of rose petals and spice; rich, full-bodied texture with a smooth, long finish.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 05/19/2011

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


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 05/19/2011

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
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 05/19/2011

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


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Ratings & Tags for Kenwood Vineyards Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

1156555 Snooth User: iDrinkReds
rated this wine
5.00 5
2009 02/22/2013

rated this wine
3.50 5
2006 09/05/2008

85655 Snooth User: Bina
rated this wine
0.50 5
2005 08/30/2008

rated this wine
3.00 5
2004 03/17/2008

28536 Snooth User: jengood
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2003 07/11/2007

rated this wine
2.00 5
2001 08/16/2007

35517 Snooth User: TDH
rated this wine
4.00 5
2001 11/23/2007

Winemaker's Notes:

The grapes for this Pinot Noir were grown in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley viticultural appellation. The Russian River empties into the Pacific Ocean and serves as a channel for the cool ocean fog to move inland from the coast. Kenwood produces its Russian River blend from vineyards located off River Road, where the soil combined with the ocean’s cooling influence creates the ideal conditions for growing Pinot Noir. A full 73 percent of the grapes used for the blend were harvested from our own estate Russian River vineyards.

Tasting Notes:

Fruit aromas of blackcurrant and raspberry join with fragrant notes of nutmeg, thyme and lavender; big and luscious mouthfeel with rich tannins lead to a lasting finish.

The grapes for this Pinot Noir were grown in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley viticultural appellation. The Russian River empties into the Pacific Ocean and serves as a channel for the cool ocean fog to move inland from the coast. Kenwood produces its Russian River blend from vineyards located off River Road, where the soil combined with the ocean’s cooling influence creates the ideal conditions for growing Pinot Noir. A full 73 percent of the grapes used for the blend were harvested from our own estate Russian River vineyards.

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Dietary Information: Vegan

49628 produced.

Closure: Cork

Chemical Analysis:

Alcohol: 13.5% pH: 3.52
Total Acidity: 6.3 grams per liter

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