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Kenwood Vineyards Jack London Vineyard Zinfandel 2006

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

A little light at first but turning more lightly spiced blackberry jammy with air. Nice a clean with a really lovely bit of bramble but the alcohol is a touch obvious. A bit of brownie and forest floor completes the nose. Nice and dry on entry with some tannin offering a nice bit of grab. The flavors are fresh if not terribly intense, strawberry and black raspberry jam. Crisp finish, turns a touch astringent and shows some heat. 87pts

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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
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Editorial Reviews for Kenwood Vineyards Jack London Vineyard Zinfandel

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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3.00 5
03/30/2009

A little light at first but turning more lightly spiced blackberry jammy with air. Nice a clean with a really lovely bit of bramble but the alcohol is a touch obvious. A bit of brownie and forest floor completes the nose. Nice and dry on entry with some tannin offering a nice bit of grab. The flavors are fresh if not terribly intense, strawberry and black raspberry jam. Crisp finish, turns a touch astringent and shows some heat. 87pts

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1.00 5
02/11/2010

horrible wine should have been thrown out, way too tanic and almost bitter i tried 5 they were all the same so it wasnt that it was corked


Snooth User: rberman425
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4.50 5
03/31/2012

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Kenwood Vineyards Jack London Vineyard Zinfandel

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
01/15/2010

92 points - Wine Enthusiast Intense aroma of ripe blackberries accented by hints of vanilla & spice, followed by flavors of ripe plums and a long, elegant finish. The wild berry and spicy flavors of this rich and elegant Zinfandel are a perfect complement to tomato sauce dishes, grilled fish and steak, and rich chocolate desserts.


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
09/30/2010

Save 35% During Our Black Friday Weekend Sale! The label is iconic; author Jack London lived in Sonoma County and his ranch is now owned by the California Parks Department. But the lava-terraced vineyards on the ranch are farmed by Kenwood Vineyards who produce this exceptional Zinfandel. The wolf head label tells you it’s the Jack London Vineyard bottling from the outside, but inside, it’s the wine that tells you .This unique zinfandel from low yield grapes has intensity and depth as well as elegance and style- ipe berry and spice flavors with nuances of mint and gravel. A 92 point Editors Choice in Wine Enthusiast Magazine which said “This Zin shows classic Sonoma County character, but it’s also a tannic, young wine that wants a little time in the bottle. Tasted at the age of two, it’s astringent and jammy, with pepper-infused blackberry and mulberry flavors and a gamey touch of smoked beef. Give it until mid-2009, when it will be fantastic with grilled beef.” Expires 11/29 at 11:59 PM ET 15% Case discount not valid on Black Friday Sale wines.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
04/14/2010

Kenwood Zinfandel Jack London Vineyard Sonoma 2006 750ML



Tasting Notes:

Ripe aromas of raspberries and strawberries blended with notes of chocolate-covered cherries and white pepper; rich, viscous body with red fruit flavor and a long finish.

6335 produced.

Closure: Cork

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.5% pH: 5.95
Total Acidity: 3.75 grams per liter

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