(From 2010 Vintage) Kenwood Vineyards creates its award-winning Sonoma County Merlot from vineyards located in the Sonoma, Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys. Grapes sourced from Sonoma Valley provide good color and excellent texture. The blend is balanced with fruit from the warmer Dry Creek and Alexander Valley regions that grow grapes with a more fruit forward character. The resulting wine is ripe, supple and well-proportioned.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesMuch like its mate from the Jack London Vineyard, this bottling is a little tighter and tougher than Merlot wants to be, and, if it starts out with a nice bit of fruit, it narrows and dries en route to a skimpy, underfilled finish.