Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Sonoma County    California   
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Date Printed: 11/27/2014
Kenwood Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
Kenwood Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
(search item no. 146)

PRICE ON 11/27/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Kenwood Vineyard's largest produced Cabernet Sauvignon is made predominantly of fruit sourced from mountain ranches in Sonoma Valley. Winemaker Mike Lee keeps each vineyard lot separate throughout fermentation and aging to preserve the unique flavors of the individual vineyards that create a consistent, award-winning wine. The long, cool growing season of 1996 produced intensely flavorful fruit. After fermenting the grapes in stainless steel tanks, Lee aged the wine in a combination of French and American Oak barrels for 22 months. Cabernet Franc and Merlot were then added in the final blend to further enhance the wine's rich berry flavors. Enjoyable now, this wine will continue to improve with bottle age. Serve this Cabernet Sauvignon with rich pastas, lamb and steak.
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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.