Kenwood Vineyards creates its award-winning Sonoma County Merlot from vineyards located in Sonoma County’s best grape growing appellations. Their Estate Vineyard located in the heart of the Sonoma Valley provides good color and excellent texture. The remainder of the blend is balanced with the rich fruit and spicy flavors from grapes sourced in the Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys. On the nose, you will find red fruit with notes of vanilla, lavender, cedar and a hint of mint. The wine is complex in structure with well balanced tannins that provide a velvety mouthfeel and a long finish that pairs well with beef willington, grilled chicken with herb roasted vegetables, or charcuterie.
Located in the heart of the Sonoma Valley, Kenwood Vineyards is dedicated to producing premium wines truly representative of Sonoma County’s world-class vineyards. Kenwood Vineyards was established in 1970 in the former Pagani Brothers Winery, a historic cellar dating back to 1906. Thoroughly refurbished and modernized, the facility now boasts more than 125 stainless steel fermenting tanks and large oak uprights, and 20,000 small French and American oak barrels, all devoted to Kenwood Vineyards’ “small lot” style of winemaking.