The 2005 Kenwood Reserve Zinfandel is selected from individual barrel lots of our best Zinfandels sourced from Sonoma County's premier appellations. The Weise Vineyard located high in the Mayacamas mountain range on the eastern edge of the Sonoma Valley makes up the majority of the blend. The 2005 growing season was characterized by a long, temperate growing season that allowed the vines to bring the fruit to full ripeness at an even, steady pace. The grapes were then picked at the peak of flavor in late September and early October. After fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the wine was aged in 60% French and 40% American oak for 17 months.
Concentrated aromas of blackberries and dried figs with spicy notes of black pepper and licorice; full-bodied, rich flavors with powerful tannins and a long finish.