California Wine, Sonoma County
About Kenwood Vineyard and Winery
Kenwood Winery was founded in 1970 when wine enthusiasts from the San Francisco Bay Area refurbished and modernized the former Pagani Brothers Winery, originally established in 1906. Ideally located in the heart of Sonoma Valley, Kenwood Winery, named after the town of Kenwood, is committed to producing premium wines that reflect Sonoma County's finest vineyards and define the region's grape varieties in their true character and style. The winery produces classic varietal wines: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Gewürztraminer and Merlot. Kenwood Winery has earned the reputation for crafting wines that offer consistent high quality and outstanding value at every price level.
Kenwood Winery sits on a beautiful twenty-two acre producing estate. Kenwood's wines are produced from both these grapes grown on site, as well as from fruit sourced from some of Sonoma County's finest vineyards. Using the "cuvée" winemaking method, the harvest from each vineyard is handled separately to preserve its individuality and true character. Such "small lot" winemaking allows veteran Winemaker Mike Lee to bring each lot of wine to its fullest potential as shown in the blending of Kenwood Vineyard's Reserve, Jack London, and Single Vineyard Series' Wines. The ultimate expression, Kenwood's winemaking philosophy is embodied in its highly acclaimed Artist Series, a blend of the finest barrels of Cabernet that reveal the evident rewards of this dedication to excellence.
True to its history, Kenwood is housed in the original winery buildings. Inside, the winery has been redesigned with winemaking versatility in mind. More than 125 stainless steel fermenting and upright oak tanks are used in a combination with 14,000 French and American Oak barrels giving the winemaker flexibility and diversity in production.
Kenwood Winery 2001 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
The wine is pleasantly fruity with delicious peach, citrus, and melon flavors, a hint of vanilla and hazelnut, and a touch of grass complementing the wine's smooth, creamy finish.
Kenwood Winery 2001 Chardonnay
Fruit tiers of pear and apple flavors are well-balanced with toasted-vanilla oak notes that leave a smooth and creamy finish on the pallet. This refreshing Chardonnay is enjoyable as an aperitif and as an accompaniment to salads, chicken and seafood dishes.
Kenwood Winery 2001 Russian River Pinot Noir
This medium-bodied Pinot Noir wine serves up an array of plum and cherry flavors with an enticing floral bouquet. Enticing flavors of cherry and plum blend with floral aromas to create a smooth, delicious, medium-bodied pinot noir.
Kenwood Winery 2001 Reserve Chardonnay
Ripe, rich and harmonious; revealing tiers of pear and vanilla flavors, tropical and floral notes and an elegantly smooth finish. The grapes for the Kenwood Reserve Chardonnay come from some of the finest vineyards in the Russian River Valley. Enjoy the Kenwood Reserve Chardonnay as an aperitif or paired with poultry, creamy pastas and seafood dishes.
Kenwood Winery 1998 Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon
An elegant, intensely concentrated wine with vibrant blackberry and black cherry fruit flavors. This wine exhibits rich, deep color, and hints of mint, spice and cassis.
Kenwood Winery 2000 Mazonni Ranch Reserve Zinfindel
Brimming with ripe plum and black cherry fruit flavors. A richly layered, full-bodied wine with toasty nuances on the finish.
Kenwood Winery 2001 Sauvignon Blanc
Bright and vibrant, fresh and crisp, boasting tropical fruit, pear and citrus flavors; hints of spice and grassiness; fresh and lively through the finish. The wine is pleasantly fruity with delicious peach, citrus, and melon flavors, a hint of vanilla and hazelnut, and a touch of grass that complement the wines smooth, creamy finish. Best served chilled, this Sauvignon Blanc makes an excellent aperitif and will accentuate higher-acid, herbal dishes: salads, garden herbs and vegetables. Excellent with light sauced poultry, shellfish and seafood dishes.
Kenwood Winery 2000 Sonoma Zinfandel
Medium-bodied with black cherry, spice and vanilla oak flavors that finish with classic peppery Zinfandel notes.