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Kenwood Vineyards Vintage Red 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2008 bottling uses primarily Zinfandel and Petite Sirah to form a complex and delicious blend. Using the cuvée method, the winemakers keep each vineyard lot separate throughout fermentation and aging, thereby preserving the individual flavors of each vineyard. After fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the components are aged in a combination of French and American oak barrels for 15 months before blending.

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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 Vintage Red

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 07/29/2014

A bit sweet on the nose with jammy red fruits, hints of vanilla and toasty spice all topped with some leathery accents and hints of black currants. Bright at first and starting out a bit on the light side, this almost explodes on the plate revealing a delicious core of red berry cherry and strawberry tinged fruit flecked with briary spice, judicious hints of toasty and milky oak and an herbaceous top note. This is moderately tannic in a bit of a rustic way, and while a bit of a throwback wine it really packs in a ton of flavor and fun. A bit of raspberry fades quickly on the modest finish, leaving behind a suggestion of sweetness and some nutty, marzipan like notes on the finale along with a little echo of cherry fruit. Buy a case and break out a bottle when you light the grill! 87pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
4.40 5
Vintage: 2010 07/29/2014

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Kenwood Vineyards Vintage Red

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Vintage: 2011 12/24/2014

Medium-bodied with black cherry, spice, and vanilla oak flavors that finish with classic peppery Zinfandel notes.



Tasting Notes:

A delicious red wine with fruity raspberry jam character combined with toasty oak and spicy notes of white pepper and cloves. Well balanced with approachable tannins and smooth finish.

The 2008 bottling uses primarily Zinfandel and Petite Sirah to form a complex and delicious blend. Using the cuvée method, the winemakers keep each vineyard lot separate throughout fermentation and aging, thereby preserving the individual flavors of each vineyard. After fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the components are aged in a combination of French and American oak barrels for 15 months before blending.

24000 produced.

Closure: Cork

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.5% pH: 3.69
Total Acidity: 6.3 grams per liter

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