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Kenwood White Zinfandel 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

Full-bodied with flavors of ripe raspberries, black cherries and toasty vanilla oak, followed by spicy Zinfandel notes with a smooth, elegant finish.

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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 White Zinfandel

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
3.00 5
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


External Reviews for Kenwood White Zinfandel

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


11/12/2010

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
11/16/2010

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 California. A delicious red wine with fruit-forward blackberry flavor followed by subtle notes of vanilla, cloves and bay leaf.Enjoy the full, fruit flavors of Kenwood's Red Table Wine with chicken, pasta, veal and pork dishes.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
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



Tasting Notes:

Red-fruit aromas of raspberries and cherries combine with spicy notes of vanilla and pepper. Complex tannins with excellent mouthfeel and a lingering finish.

Full-bodied with flavors of ripe raspberries, black cherries and toasty vanilla oak, followed by spicy Zinfandel notes with a smooth, elegant finish.

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Wine Specs:

Total Acidity: 7.10 grams per liter

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