Posts Tagged ‘Kenwood’

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

2012 Kenwood Chardonnay, Sonoma County

Clear, light straw color. The perfumed nose shows off vanilla-tinged banana apple, citrus, a note of tropical fruit, and whiffs of butter and toasty oak. Initial entry to the palate showcases crisp apple and pear. At mid-palate, the wine fleshes out… Read more

2010 Kenwood Vintage Red, California

The varietal mix is 64% Zinfandel, 22% Sangiovese, 7% Syrah, 5% Pinot Noir and 2% Petite Sirah. The color is transparent coral ruby. The aroma is pretty, bright and sassy, with whiffs of smoke, mint leaf and licorice root. In the mouth, the wine… Read more