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Kenwood Vintage Red Blend 2011

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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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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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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.

Dietary Information: Organic

8826 produced.

Closure: Stelvin

Notes: The Chardonnay was fermented in Oak

Wine Specs:

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

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