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The Ante Is Upped with Kenwood’s 2010 ‘Artist Series’ Cabernet

The Ante Is Upped with Kenwood’s 2010 ‘Artist Series’ Cabernet

We have been fans of Kenwood Vineyards’ “Artist Series” Cabernet Sauvignon for more than a quarter-century. As with all wines that have been around for a while, some years have been better than others, and there were a few vintages when the… Read more


2010 Kenwood Vineyards ‘Artist Series’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County

The painting on the label, crafted by Keith Wicks, is titled, “Sonoma Serenity.” That’s not a bad two-word description of the wine inside, a blend of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Sonoma Valley and Alexander Valley, and 4% Merlot from the… Read more


2011 Kenwood Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Jack London,’ Sonoma Mountain

Nearly opaque purple/plum color. Wood shadings of cedar, menthol, and graphite lead to leathery notes and light herbaciousness and, finally, moderate dark cherry and berry fruit. The profile evokes more of an Old World style of red. It turns creamy… Read more


2011 Kenwood Merlot ‘Jack London,’ Sonoma Mountain

Translucent plum/coral color. Scents of mint lead to a mix of raspberry, blueberry, and huckleberry, with a dash of vanilla cream and a stemmy herbal note. It is medium-full in the mouth, showing dusty/earthy tannins that are fine-grained. While not… Read more


2013 Kenwood Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County

The Sauvignon Blanc variety normally exhibits grassy, hay-like or herbal characteristics. This bottling does not. While not “varietally correct,” as some critics would assert, it’s still an enjoyable wine. Very light straw in hue, it offers… Read more


2011 Kenwood Zinfandel, Sonoma County

Translucent red ruby color. Sweet, almost candied red fruit aromas are forward in the nose, accented by hints of pectin, earth, mint, and eucalyptus. Medium bodied, this red picks up additional flavors of black licorice on the palate. Towards the… Read more


2011 Kenwood Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County

Nearly opaque dark ruby color. Aromas of vanilla, cedar, menthol, green pepper, and tobacco lead to ample black currant, cherry, and berry fruit. In the mouth, it is medium in body, sports a juicy acidity, and has a cocoa powder tinged tannic grip… Read more


2011 Kenwood Vineyards Jack London Vineyard Zinfandel, Sonoma Valley

Translucent ruby color. Scents of vanilla and menthol/eucalyptus lead to raspberry, cherry and cranberry fruit. Lithe on the palate, picking up silky tannins on the back. A perfect wine for picnics and pizza. MSRP: $20 (December 2013) Wine Lines… Read more


Another Artistic Triumph for Kenwood Vineyards

Another Artistic Triumph for Kenwood Vineyards

By Bob Johnson My first encounter with Kenwood Vineyards’ “Artist Series” Cabernet Sauvignon came in 1989, when I had an opportunity to taste the 1985 vintage. My only knowledge of the wine was that there had been 10 vintages before it, and… Read more


2010 Kenwood Zinfandel, Sonoma County

Translucent ruby color with highlights of coral at the rim. Sweet yet brambly aromas of raspberry lead to fleshier red fruits, a high note of mint/menthol, and a leafy herbal note. Once in the mouth, plum fruit appears, followed by fine-grained,… Read more