Posts Tagged Sonoma Valley

2006 Godwin Merlot, Sonoma Valley

One of the best things about the beginning of a new year is searching the local wine retailers for quality wines bought on closeout deals. I have had good luck here in my home town of Las Vegas. Often, these wines have a bit of age on them... Read more

2013 Sonoma Collection District 3 ‘Growers Reserve’ Red Blend, Sonoma Valley

This is an easy-to-like cuvee that stresses immediate accessibility over long-term aging — no doubt the result of Merlot providing the base for the blend. The dominant fruit flavor is cherry — both red and black — accented by impressions of... 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

2010 Kenwood Zinfandel, Jack London Vineyard, Sonoma Valley

Translucent ruby color. The nose offers up prototypical aromatics of Zinfandel grown on Sonoma Mountain — bright, white pepper-laced raspberry, asphalt, lavender, dark flowers and field mint. The wine is smooth as it enters the palate, coating the... Read more

2011 Valley of the Moon Rosato di Sangiovese, Sonoma Valley

Light neon pink color. The sweet nose begins with a perfume that evokes banana marshmallow, which is followed by whiffs of cherry, raspberry and a sharp note of pomegranate. Light on the palate, the wine finishes with sweet-tart red fruits. This is... Read more

2009 Kenwood ‘Jack London’ Merlot, Sonoma Valley

Opaque purple color. A varietal nose of herb-tinged dark berry and plum fruit, with notes of menthol. In the mouth, mocha-flavored tannins show some grip. This is a young red that could benefit from a few years in the cellar or a good splash... Read more

2009 Kenwood Zinfandel, Jack London Vineyard, Sonoma Valley

More lush and jammy than past vintages, this glass-staining red has a heady aroma of briary raspberry and blackberry, joined by notes of freshly crushed black pepper and black licorice. The aromas echo in the mouth, where the black licorice comes to... Read more

2008 Kenwood Cabernet Sauvignon, Jack London Vineyard, Sonoma Valley

Kenwood Vineyards has been making wine from the Jack London Vineyard since America’s Bicentennial, and the 2008 vintage carries on the long tradition of excellence. The wine is enticingly perfumed and offers layers of aromas and flavors, including... Read more

2010 Kenwood Chardonnay, Sonoma Valley

Straw color. Textbook aromas of apple, citrus, vanilla, spice and butter, all of which follow through on the palate and linger on the finish. Medium-full in body, deftly balanced — this is a solid varietal Chardonnay at a purse-pleasing price.... Read more