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Date Printed: 10/20/2014
Kenwood Jack London Vineyard Zinfandel 1997
Kenwood Jack London Vineyard Zinfandel 1997
(search item no. 152)
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 10/20/2014: $17.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Long recognized for its superior red wine crop, the Jack London Vineyard produced its first Zinfandel in 1988. The climate conditions of this viticultural area, located on Sonoma Mountain, give a southeasterly exposure creating complexity and balance promoted by its long, cool growing season. The resulting fruitier characteristics, and the influence of the vineyards red volcanic soil, produce an excellent, very distinctive Zinfandel crop. The wild berry and black cherry flavors of this medium-bodied Zinfandel are a perfect complement to rich tomato sauce dishes, grilled fish and steak, and rich chocolate desserts.
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About Kenwood Vineyards:

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 steel fermenting tanks and large oak uprights, and 20,000 small French and American oak barrels, all devoted to Kenwood Vineyards’ “small lot” style of winemaking.

In addition to the 22-acre vineyard surrounding the winery, Kenwood Vineyards sources grapes from dozens of vineyards – many farmed sustainably, using natural soil amendments and pest controls whenever possible rather than chemicals - in Sonoma County’s best appellations, including Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma Valley and Sonoma Mountain. Each lot from each vineyard is kept separate throughout the winemaking process, enabling the winemaker to bring it to its fullest potential. This “small lot” or “cuvee” style of winemaking also enables the winemaker to draw on an exceptionally broad “palette” to assemble wines that showcase classic character, subtle complexity and superb balance. As a result, every Kenwood Vineyards wine – whether Table Wine Series, Sonoma Series, Reserve, Jack London Vineyard or Artist Series – is consistent in quality and consistently delicious.