Kenwood 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Six Ridges, Alexander Valley
With “Six Ridges”, Kenwood celebrates the unique character of Sonoma County’s best wine regions. These wines are named in honor of the mountain ridges that border the vineyards and create the distinctive terroirs. Alexander Valley lies in the northeast of Sonoma County where mountains shelter the vines from the Pacific’s cooling influence, making it the ideal climate for growing premium Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
Sourced from prime vineyards, 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot. After fermentation on the skins for 21 days, the young wine was briefly settled in stainless steel tanks before being moved to barrels for aging. Aged 26 months in French and American oak. This was awarded a Gold Medal in the Los Angeles International Wine Competition and Wine Enthusiast Magazine said "This is a smooth and elegant wine with a robust backbone of dark berry and currant, espresso and tea that presents full-bodied ripeness and exuberance on the palate. Minty vanilla closes things out."
The wine has a nice smooth taste. I am no expert in wine, but this wine is a pleasure to drink. It has no bouquet to speak of, but the taste is well worth the effort. It is just a nice pleasurable wine with smooth tannins.