the vine (april/may 2011)
2008 Kenwood Vineyards Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon
Kenwood Vineyards introduces its 2008 Kenwood Vineyards Sonoma County Zinfandel and 2008 Kenwood Vineyards Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon. Matured in French and U.S. oak barrels for 19 months, the Zinfandel has raspberry and cranberry aromas, raspberry and cherry flavors, and subtle pepper and spice accents. Aged in French, Eastern European and U.S. oak barrels for 24 months, the Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of cassis and blueberry with bay-leaf and coffee notes, contributing to a long, balanced finish. www.kenwoodvineyards.com.
2008 Valley of the Moon Cabernet Sauvignon
Valley of the Moon Winery introduces its balanced 2008 Valley of the Moon Cabernet Sauvignon. Aromas of black currant, bittersweet chocolate, cedar and herbs complement flavors of black currant, French plum, and subtle notes of anise and black pepper. Aged in French, Hungarian and U.S. oak barrels for 22 months, the Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the Sonoma Valley, Alexander Valley and Dry Creek Valley. www.valleyofthemoonwinery.com.
2008 Lake Sonoma Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2008 Lake Sonoma Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon’s powerful character and complexity are attributed to a 2008 growing season that resulted in full flavors and balance. The wine was aged 28 months in French and U.S. oak barrels, creating aromas of black currant and raspberry with accents of vanilla and bay leaf. Raspberry and mint flavors add to the wine’s firm structure on the palate. www.lakesonomawinery.net.