Red Wine, Vintage 2008
VinTank Wine ID
840-0122-003433-01-2008-0-0005 (permalink, short)
95% Cabernet Sauvignon
1% Cabernet Franc
Bottle 750mL (750mL)
VinTank Product ID: 840-0122-003433-01-2008-0-0005-03-7
GTIN/UPC/EAN: 00011030010082 Suggested Retail Price: US $20.00
Riverside International Wine Competition - GOLD
Sonoma County Harvest Fair - Best of Class/Gold Medal Winner
Kenwood Vineyards' Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon is primarily sourced from vineyards located in the Dry Creek, Sonoma and Alexander Valleys. Each vineyard lot is kept separate throughout fermentation and aging to preserve the unique flavors of the individual vineyards that are brought together for the final blend.
The 2008 growing season was mild and dry with smaller than usual yields giving especially concentrated fruit. Beginning in late September each vineyard was carefully picked as it reached its optimum maturity. After fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the wine was aged in French, Eastern European and American oak barrels for 24 months. Before bottling, small amounts of Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Syrah were added to the final blend to give the wine balance and complexity. This produced a rich and multifaceted wine that is enjoyable now as well as for several years to come.