Kenwood Zinfadel

Wine Description
Ripe Zinfandel-character aromas of raspberries
and black cherries combine with spicy notes of
pepper and coriander. Soft tannins with
excellent mouthfeel and a lingering finish.

Winemaker 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 Zinfandel appellations, the 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 2007 vintage had a warm summer followed by a mild fall that gently ripened the grapes. The Zinfandel crop was harvested in September and October as the individual vineyards reached the peak of ripeness and flavor. Each vineyard lot 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 July of 2009. A touch of Petite Sirah was blended into the wine just before bottling to add for additional complexity and structure. The 2007 vintage of Sonoma County Zinfandel is enjoyable now but should continue to improve with cellar ageing.

Food Recommendations
Our Sonoma County Zinfandel is delicious with grilled meats, rich tomato-based dishes and
spicy barbeque

WINE PROFILE
Composition:
92% Zinfandel
8% Petite Sirah
Appellation: Sonoma County
Aging: 19 months in French and
American oak barrels
Acid/pH: 6.98/3.54
Alcohol: 14.5%
Production: 26,597 cases
Bottled: July 2009

Tasting Date: July 2010
Varietal: Zinfadel
Country: California, Sonoma County
Retail Price on Tasting Date: $11.99

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