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Kenwood Vineyards Moscato Zacchera 2011

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Kenwood Vineyards Moscato Zacchera (splash in Italian) is made from the classic white grape Muscat Canelli; this wine exhibits the intense floral and fruity aromas that the variety is famous for. Picked at the peak of their flavor on a cool morning in late September the grapes were then brought to the winery to be whole cluster pressed. After settling, the juice was racked into stainless steel tanks and fermented at cool temperatures to preserve the fruity and floral flavors. Fermentation was stopped just before completion to leave a small amount of natural sweetness in the blend.

Region: USA » California

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Color: White
Varietal: Muscat
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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

Editorial Reviews for Kenwood Vineyards Moscato Zacchera

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,329
4.00 5
12/11/2012

Very lemony and bright on the nose with a nice pithy underlay that adds a hint of bitterness to a bouquet that includes suggestions of flowers and blanched almonds. For a still wine, this is fairly sweet in the mouth, but delivers lovely peach and citrus flavors with that hint of pithiness from the nose serving as a counterweight to the sugar. Round, easy to drink, and fairly complex with floral accents in the mouth, this finishes with juicy acidity and a nice citrus note with mineral hints. Pure fun in a bottle. 87pts



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Exotic aromas of passion fruit, apricot, melon, and jasmine, combine with a crisp, lively flavor and a finish that is slightly sweet.

Kenwood Vineyards Moscato Zacchera (splash in Italian) is made from the classic white grape Muscat Canelli; this wine exhibits the intense floral and fruity aromas that the variety is famous for. Picked at the peak of their flavor on a cool morning in late September the grapes were then brought to the winery to be whole cluster pressed. After settling, the juice was racked into stainless steel tanks and fermented at cool temperatures to preserve the fruity and floral flavors. Fermentation was stopped just before completion to leave a small amount of natural sweetness in the blend.

Closure: Stelvin

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 12% pH: 3.24
Sugar: 47 grams per liter Total Acidity: 6.6 grams per liter

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