Kenwood Vineyards Vintage White 2011

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Appealing aromas of key lime, passion fruit, lychee, and peach are complemented by a refreshing mouthfeel with zesty ...

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Pungent with aromas of old wood, fresh berry fruit, cotton gauze, sage and soft spiciness all coming together on the attractive nose. A bit soft in... Read more

Very lightly scented with a nice cocoa top note and some tarragon, mint and soapy floral notes all above the light berry fruit notes. This is lovel... Read more

Jammy and plummy with a nice black currant and Zinberry character on the nose, framed with light charred cedar oak aromas. Light-bodied and fresh i... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Kenwood Vineyards Vintage White

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065185,621
3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 10/17/2013

Pungent with aromas of old wood, fresh berry fruit, cotton gauze, sage and soft spiciness all coming together on the attractive nose. A bit soft in the mouth, this has lovely zingy red cherry, currant and red plummy fruit on the palate. There are subtle spice notes and a hint of dry leather, but this is mostly about the fruit. the acidity makes itself known on the backend, as do the tannins which are a touch rustic and chewy and add some character to the palate. Medium bodied and just a little rustic, this is fun to drink and has a pretty long finish filled with subtly savory tart red berry and plum fruit. 86pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065185,621
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 07/31/2012

Very lightly scented with a nice cocoa top note and some tarragon, mint and soapy floral notes all above the light berry fruit notes. This is lovely. A bit small-scaled and a bit simple, but it shows fine balance, soft tannins that add a hint of mouth grab, and fresh flavors of berries, cream and vanilla, topped with a touch of dried strawberry. It’s another simple wine but one that is easy to drink and true to type. It turns a little dry on the finish, but pair this with a nice rack of beef ribs and that will be the last thing you notice. 85pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065185,621
0.00 5
Vintage: 2009 06/11/2012

Jammy and plummy with a nice black currant and Zinberry character on the nose, framed with light charred cedar oak aromas. Light-bodied and fresh in the mouth with a nice cherry tone. This is dry and firm, a smaller wine that sweetens slightly on the back end but remains well balanced and rather subdued right through the modest finish. A smaller scaled table wine that has not succumbed to the “more sweet fruit is better” meme. 85pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065185,621
4.50 5
Vintage: 2009 01/15/2014

Tight and slightly leafy on the nose with hints of black tea and tobacco layered over sweet edged black cherry and currant fruit. This shows attractive complexity already. Broad, supple and very well balanced in the mouth with an attractive transparent texture and rather [ure and bright black currant and mulberry flavors supported by well judged oak and some lovely tea and dried herb acetns. There’s some pencil lead that emerges on the backend where the wine shows more red cherry, sour cherry fruit before fading gently on the cedar and vanilla laced finish. Easy to drink but not facile, this will drink well early. 92pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065185,621
2.50 5
Vintage: 2009 10/01/2012

Quite fresh on the nose with red fruit supported by gentle herb, vanilla and bitter root notes. Soft and smooth on entry, this shows a nice, low and firm base of polished tannins with gentle if fresh wild raspberry and pomegranate fruit layered on top. The tannins are really quite fine here. While this is a touch simple, it is freshly fruited and shows a certain vibrancy on the palate. The tannins pop a bit on the finish, adding more savory depth and a more assertive veneer of oak that is not off-putting. Really honest feeling with a rustic edge that I find appealing. 86pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065185,621
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 01/01/2012

The nose opens with a bit of dried berry fruit and a nice sage brushy note, topped with spice and ink accents. On the palate, this is rather light bodied with bright, raspberry and red cherry fruit, accented with nice briary spice all laid over a soft bed of tannins with a hint of astringency. Nice earthy spice on finish, which shows dried cherry fruit and moderate length. 86pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065185,621
4.50 5
Vintage: 2005 12/14/2009

Restrained and slightly herbaceous with integrated oak notes well balanced by the slightly vegetal, cauliflower and floral scented notes that contrast against the ripe red currant, red raspberry fruit. The oak is a touch too prominent on the nose at this point. Rather seamless on entry, deceptively so. On the mid-palate this begins to reveal lively acidity that is intertwined with the ripe, juicy, wild black raspberry fruits. The oak is well integrated and offers lots of accent on the palate with herbal top notes and a touch of eucalyptus appearing on the backend. This finishes a touch short but with nice purity to the flavors. 92pts


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Snooth User: EMark
8478044,786
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 08/16/2012

Medium weight purple color in the glass. Some volatiles on the nose. Nice on the tongue. Medium weght, not a whole lot of fruit. A bit of a minty overtone. No tannin at all. Very pleasant, brief finish. Love the price--US$6.03 at Winco.


Snooth User: Michael C Butler
1066071623
0.00 5
Vintage: 2009 07/24/2012

Interestingly, a bit of burnt marshmallow aftertaste


Snooth User: smuratore
866360437
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 01/27/2013

Surprisingly good, a dark fruity dry affordable red.


Snooth User: Mastadon
30744324
0.00 5
Vintage: 2009 06/13/2012

Dry, well balanced and slightly unremarkable in many ways, but perfectly delicious and great for just about any occasion. This is more Old World than New World, and quite the bargain to boot. It’s a light and fresh wine so don’t overpower it with big, smoky and sweet flavors, instead go for something with simple, clean flavors. Gently grilled pork chops marinated in mustard, white wine and sage are always delicious and would be the perfect yin to this wine’s yang.


Snooth User: InWineTruth
2201061,634
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 02/06/2012

2009 Vintage - Garnet opaque hue, aromas of dried berries, game and spice; flavor notes of plums and boysenberries with good acidity and balance to a moderate finish.


Snooth User: Onin24eagle
1012672596
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 01/07/2012

A bit tight at first, needed some time to breathe. Once it opened up a bit it wasn't bad. Some black cherry and black currant on the nose and a little bit of smoke. Decent fruit on the mid-palate and finish. It's kind of non-existent up front, a little light if you will, but does come through after a bit. Finish lingers decently but not what I'd call "long". A little bit too oaky for my tastes but not bad. I've had worse. On a side note, by complete circumstance I discovered that this pairs extremely well with buttered popcorn. Seems odd to me, but it definitely works. The wine in and of itself to me is only average, however with buttered popcorn it is one of the better food/wine pairings I've had the pleasure to experience.


Snooth User: kboof
555832291
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 11/30/2011


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External Reviews for Kenwood Vineyards Vintage White

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
Vintage: 2009 02/06/2013

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


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
Vintage: 2009 02/06/2013

Complex aromas of cherries, loganberries and licorice. Full-bodied with excellent structure, smooth tannins and a long finish.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2009 10/24/2011

A delicious red wine with flavors of raspberry and plum, combined with toasty vanilla oak and spicy notes of white pepper. Exceptionally well balanced, with approachable tannins and smooth finish. - Winery


External Review
Vintage: 2009 04/13/2013

At least two years of ageing and subsequent refinement in bottle result is a wine of a ruby red color with an intense bouquet of cherries and of morello cherries preserved in alcohol, with a robust body and a particularly well-balanced flavor.


Vintage: 2008 07/05/2011

"Rating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. The search for value sometimes leads to happy discovery and at others to real disappointment. Sadly


Vintage: 2008 11/13/2010

Rating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. The search for value sometimes leads to happy discovery and at others to real disappointment. Sadly, this bottling is among the latter and, despite its high percentage of Zinfandel, is a thin and dilute wine and is closer in character to generic jug wine than to anything we recognize as varietal.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Unlikely to improve with further aging.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2008 04/12/2011

Winemaker's Notes: A blend of 85% Zinfandel, 8% Petite Sirah, 4% Syrah, 2% Pinot Noir and 1% Merlot.Our quality, value-priced red wine is made from grapes grown in the best wine regions in Californ


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Ratings & Tags for Kenwood Vineyards Vintage White

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4.30 5
2010 10/17/2013

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4.60 5
2009 01/15/2014

453542 Snooth User: Mr Dolce
rated this wine
4.00 5
2008 02/20/2013

808783 Snooth User: Colml
rated this wine
3.00 5
2008 03/21/2012

453542 Snooth User: Mr Dolce
rated this wine
4.00 5
2007 02/20/2013

1020180 Snooth User: WillMartin
rated this wine
3.00 5
2007 01/17/2012

rated this wine
2.50 5
2007 01/06/2011

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Winemaker's Notes:

Kenwood has produced a delicious white table wine for over three decades. Blended from a combination of grapes from Sonoma County and other California appellations, this wine is harmonious with a fruit/floral character and a refreshing finish. The Sauvignon Blanc was fermented in stainless steel to preserve its lively tropical fruit characters. The Chardonnay, fermented in oak, adds weight to the mouthfeel as well as a subtle hint of sweet vanilla and toast. A touch of Muscat and Pinot Gris was added to the final blend to provide additional complexity. These lots were blended together to form a delicious, well balanced wine with the zesty flavors of a Sauvignon Blanc and the full body of a Chardonnay.

Tasting Notes:

Appealing aromas of key lime, passion fruit, lychee, and peach are complemented by a refreshing mouthfeel with zesty acidity and a hint of sweetness.

Kenwood has produced a delicious white table wine for over three decades. Blended from a combination of grapes from Sonoma County and other California appellations, this wine is harmonious with a fruit/floral character and a refreshing finish. The Sauvignon Blanc was fermented in stainless steel to preserve its lively tropical fruit characters. The Chardonnay, fermented in oak, adds weight to the mouthfeel as well as a subtle hint of sweet vanilla and toast. A touch of Muscat and Pinot Gris was added to the final blend to provide additional complexity. These lots were blended together to form a delicious, well balanced wine with the zesty flavors of a Sauvignon Blanc and the full body of a Chardonnay.

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Dietary Information: Organic

8826 produced.

Closure: Stelvin

Notes: The Chardonnay was fermented in Oak

Chemical Analysis:

Alcohol: 13.5% pH: 3.48
Total Acidity: 6.1 grams per liter

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