Kenwood Vintage Red Wine 2008

Red Blends from Sonoma County, California

$8.99
Item No. 105885
  • red wine
  • WE88
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Our quality, value-priced red wine is made from grapes sourced from some of California's best known grape growing regions. The 2008 vintage is a perfect everyday drinking wine, full of ripe fruit and spicy character in both the mouth and nose. Gentle tannins and a lively mouthfeel round off this accessible, easy-drinking wine.

The 2008 bottling uses primarily Zinfandel and Petite Sirah to form a complex and delicious blend. Using the cuvée method, the winemakers keep each vineyard lot separate throughout fermentation and aging, thereby preserving the individual flavors of each vineyard. After fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the components are aged in a combination of French and American oak barrels for 15 months before blending.

Critical Acclaim

"A great success, as this bottling has been for decades. The wine, which is a blend of Petite Sirah, Merlot and Sangiovese, is dry and rich and balanced, showing lots of finesse in the cherry, currant, licorice, mocha and cedar flavors. Easy to find, with 24,000 cases produced. "
88 Points

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(1/20/2011)
For the price, not bad. Not as smooth as Kenwood's better wines, but goes well with sharp cheeses or beef minestrone, etc
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Learn About Kenwood Map ItMap It

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 Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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