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Kenwood Sauvignon Blanc 2016

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750ML / 13.5% ABV
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750ML / 13.5% ABV

Winemaker Notes

This wine offers aromas of passion fruit, lemongrass, jasmine, and a hint of ginger. On the palate, it shows notes of honeydew melon, tropical fruit, and lingering acidity with a hint of creaminess on the finish.

Pair with spring vegetable and goat cheese tart, grilled chicken skewers with pesto, and spring carrot soup.

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COMMENTARY: I have a soft spot for Kenwood Sauvignon Blanc. I recall its breakthrough vintage in 1977 as a starting point of my attraction to this wine. Now nearly four decades later, the wine—a softer and fruitier version of those from the past—is still pretty fine. TASTING NOTES: This wine is smooth and delectable, and exhibits gentle aromas and flavors of ripe melon, apple core, and dried herbs. Its smooth textures should pair it well with chicken salad accented with a hint of chili oil. (Tasted: May 10, 2018, San Francisco, CA)
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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 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.

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Home to a diverse array of smaller AVAs with varied microclimates and soil types, Sonoma County has something for every wine lover. Physically twice as large as Napa Valley, the region only produces about half the amount of wine but boasts both tremendous quality and variety. With its laid-back atmosphere and down-to-earth attitude, the wineries of Sonoma are appreciated by wine tourists for their friendliness and approachability. The entire county intends to become a 100% sustainable winegrowing region by 2019.

Grape varieties are carefully selected to reflect the best attributes of their sites—Dry Creek Valley’s consistent sunshine is ideal for Zinfandel, while the warm Alexander Valley is responsible for rich, voluptuous Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are important throughout the county, most notably in the cooler AVAs of Russian River, Sonoma Coast and Carneros. Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Syrah have also found a firm footing here.

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