Kenwood Vintage Red Table Wine Usa California 2009

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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 attrac... 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 Vintage Red Table Wine Usa California

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065185,740
4.50 5
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
89065185,740
3.00 5
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
89065185,740
0.00 5
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
89065185,740
2.50 5
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


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Snooth User: EMark
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3.00 5
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
07/24/2012

Interestingly, a bit of burnt marshmallow aftertaste


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

Surprisingly good, a dark fruity dry affordable red.


Snooth User: Mastadon
30744324
0.00 5
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.


External Reviews for Kenwood Vintage Red Table Wine Usa California

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
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
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
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.


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

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


Ratings & Tags for Kenwood Vintage Red Table Wine Usa California

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4.60 5
01/15/2014

Winemaker's Notes:

Kenwood has prided itself on its highly acclaimed, consistent gold medal winning Sonoma Zinfandel since it was first produced in 1970. The zest and zing of this varietal make it one of our winemaker’s favorites. Our Sonoma County Zinfandel is blended from vineyards located in Sonoma County’s best known Zinfandel appellations; Sonoma, Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys. A portion of the blend comes from old vine vineyards that have been producing excellent grapes since the 1940’s. The 2009 vintage had a light crop that ripened gently over a mild summer and fall. It was picked in September and October as the individual vineyards reached their peak of ripeness and flavor. Each lot of grapes was fermented and aged separately in French & American oak barrels for 19 months. After aging, the wines were removed from barrels and blended for taste and balance just prior to bottling in August of 2011. A small amount of Petite Sirah from the Sonoma Valley was blended into the wine just before bottling to add additional complexity and backbone.

Tasting Notes:

This classic, well-balanced Merlot combines elegant structure with loads of fruit. Fruity aromas of raspberry and plum join with aromatic notes of spice, dark chocolate, and French oak. On the palate, it is a well-balanced wine with supple tannins and a lingering finish.

Kenwood has prided itself on its highly acclaimed, consistent gold medal winning Sonoma Zinfandel since it was first produced in 1970. The zest and zing of this varietal make it one of our winemaker’s favorites. Our Sonoma County Zinfandel is blended from vineyards located in Sonoma County’s best known Zinfandel appellations; Sonoma, Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys. A portion of the blend comes from old vine vineyards that have been producing excellent grapes since the 1940’s. The 2009 vintage had a light crop that ripened gently over a mild summer and fall. It was picked in September and October as the individual vineyards reached their peak of ripeness and flavor. Each lot of grapes was fermented and aged separately in French & American oak barrels for 19 months. After aging, the wines were removed from barrels and blended for taste and balance just prior to bottling in August of 2011. A small amount of Petite Sirah from the Sonoma Valley was blended into the wine just before bottling to add additional complexity and backbone.

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Closure: Cork

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Total Acidity: 6.5 grams per liter

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