Kenwood 2011 Merlot, Jack London Vyd, Sonoma Mountain
Item Number: 15 20 121 11
The label is iconic; author Jack London lived in Sonoma County and his ranch is now owned by the California Parks Department. But the lava-terraced Jack London Vineyard on the ranch is farmed by Kenwood Vineyards and has been for three decades. Located on Sonoma Mountain with a southeastern exposure, this vineyard is above the fog level and gets early morning sun followed by late afternoon breezes that temper the day's most extreme heat. The result of this exceptional terroir is grapes of great distinction that make wines with superb flavor and deep, rich color as you will see in this superb Merlot. This wine received 94 points, a Platinum Medal in the Critics Challenge Wine Competition. They said "Dense, mineraly. Polished and long. Savory and ripe simultaneously. This is excellent Merlot, showing the complexity the grape can achieve."