About Kenwood 2016 Pinot Noir, Sonoma
This Pinot Noir from Kenwood is always one the best values in its class because Kenwood's extensive estate vineyards combined with long-term grower relationships gives them a superior selection of Pinot Noir fruit and also because the majority of the grapes come from Sonoma County’s celebrated Russian River Valley appellation, where the soil combined with the ocean’s cooling influence creates ideal conditions for growing premium Pinot Noir. Picked in late September and early October, each lot was kept separate throughout fermentation and aging to preserve the unique flavors and characteristics of the wine. The wine was aged in French and American oak barrels for 9 months, resulting in a classic, medium-bodied Pinot Noir with delicate and complex flavors that give way to a bright finish. A 94 point Platinum Award winner in the Critics Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition. And Wine Review Online scored it 93 saying "A great bargain in Pinot Noir, one that shows that you can get great wine from County-wide AVA’s that deliver value for your dollar. Bright cherry fruit, fall spice and sweet oak toast aromas and flavors please the senses and stick around long enough to make for a great solo glass."