2011 Reserve Sonoma County Zinfandel
California: Sonoma County
When today’s Kenwood Vineyards 2011 Reserve Sonoma County Zinfandel fell into Agent Red’s lap, he purchased every case that he could get his hands on.
Today’s wine is one of the juiciest, jammiest and most balanced Zins ever from this iconic known-for-great-Zins winery.
Kenwood is a historic Sonoma County winery that has roots that date back to 1906. That’s when the Pagani Brothers Winery, where Kenwood has called home since 1970, was founded.
This wine is very full on the nose, with aromas of black cherry, black currant, sweet spice, bramble bush, black pepper, cherry candy and dusty earth.
On the palate, today’s Zin is juicy and balanced, with bold flavors of blackberry juice, black cherry, raspberry, brown spice, violets, subtle rosemary and a hint of anise.
Today’s very highly recommended wine is the pinnacle of Kenwood’s Zinfandel-crafting prowess.
Quantity is limited, so please get some soon for yourself and your friends.
Black cherry juice hues from core to edge.
Very full on the nose, with aromas of black cherry, black currant, sweet spice, bramble bush, black pepper, cherry candy and dusty earth.
Jucy and balanced with bold flavors of blackberry juice, black cherry, raspberry, brown spice, violets, subtle rosemary and a hint of anise.
Very long and superbly elegant, with plush tannins and flavors that seem to go on forever.
Enjoy this under-priced gem with your best backyard BBQ, or a big plate of spaghetti and meatballs.
What the Winery Says
- Pat Henderson
- 97% Zinfandel
- 3% Syrah
- Sonoma County
- 84% Alexander Valley
- 9% Sonoma Valley
- 4% Dry Creek Valley
- 3% High Valley (Lake County)
- Bottling date
- July 2013
- 20 months
- 62% French and 38% American oak
- 2079 cases