Kenwood Russian River Pinot Noir 2004

Pinot Noir from Russian River, California

Item No. 87087
  • red wine
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Winemaker's Notes

Intense aromas of raspberries and dried cherries followed by subtle aromas of spice and vanilla; rich, full-bodied texture with a smooth, long finish.

The 2004 vintage was characterized by a long, cool summer that preserved the grapes' natural acidity, followed by a warm Indian summer in early September that brought them to full maturity.  The vines were harvested in late August and September.  Ten percent of the Pinot Noir crop was whole-berry fermented in stainless steel tanks to preserve the fruitiness of the grape; the juice was then aged in newer French oak barrels for eleven months.  This full-bodied yet smooth Pinot Noir serves up an array of raspberry and plum flavors with a lingering finish.

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Deeply steeped in the tradition of bordeaux and meritage blends, I never liked pinots. But the Kenwood '04 pinot was the turnaround wine that changed my wine drinking experience forever. Sweet, fruity, complex and deeply layered, it is overall fantastic. The 05' is also good, but without the magic.
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Located in the heart of the Sonoma Valley, Kenwood Vineyards is dedicated to producing premium wines truly representative of Sonoma County"s world-class vineyards. Kenwood Vineyards was established in 1970 in the former Pagani Brothers Winery, a historic cellar dating back to 1906. Thoroughly refurbished and modernized, the facility now boasts more than 125 stainless...

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Learn About Russian River

The Russian River Valley is named as such due to its proximity to the Russian River, the river itself named for the Russian fur traders who came down from Alaska in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The Russian River is agricultural land. While there is a focus on wine, beyond the vineyards are many small, family-owned farms cultivating everything from cattle to...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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