Kenwood Vineyards Reserve Zinfandel 2010
The 2010 Kenwood Reserve Zinfandel was carefully selected from individual barrels of our finest Zinfandel lots by our winemaking team. The vineyards used to make the blend are located in some of Sonoma County’s best appellations, including the Alexander, Sonoma and Dry Creek Valleys. A small amount of the fruit was sourced from a hillside vineyard located in Lake County’s High Valley appellation. Before bottling, Petite Sirah was added to the blend to give the resulting wine more character and backbone.
Editorial Reviews for Kenwood Vineyards Reserve Zinfandel
Nice American oak on the nose, all vanilla with that sweetness that lifts the briary red fruit, with hints of a little blueberry and blackberry jam. Vanilla again on entry, with a nice sweetness that is balanced by fine baking acid and lovely tannin base. This shows lovely purity with a just slightly pie filling-like core of cherry fruit. Nice crisp plum acids turn to plum skin on the back end, with a bit of a chunky/clunky finish. This needs a few months to smooth out a bit. 87pts
After 3 years of cellaring this wine was worthy of being called a Reserve.
Nice! Full body. A typical zin with a little spice.
Great full-bodied, smooth and tasty zin. Lovely spice on the nose, berries and jammy flavors with a hint of oak, and light tannins. Finish is slightly sour.
External Reviews for Kenwood Vineyards Reserve Zinfandel
Wine & Spirits ReviewThere's a freshness and ease to this zinfandel that plays up the spice of the grape. Juicy, tart cherry flavors hit the tannins with enough impact to spark up their fragrance. This is bright and delicious, the kind of friendly red to buy by the case. For grilled meats, from chicken to quail or lamb.Wine Tasting NotesIntense aromas of blackberries, figs and dried currants with hints of black pepper and licorice; full-bodied, rich flavors with smooth tannins and a long finish.
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Delicious fruit aromas of ripe raspberries and fig are joined by spicy notes of white pepper and cinnamon. An excellent well-structured mouthfeel with a lingering finish.
Dietary Information: Vegan
2063 cases produced.
Notes: 60% in French & 40% in American Oak Barrels
|Alcohol: 14.5%||pH: 3.48|
|Total Acidity: 6.2 grams per liter|