2017 Kenwood Cabernet Sauvignon Jack London Vineyard
2017 Kenwood Cabernet Sauvignon Jack London Vineyard, From Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California.
The 2017 vintage had warm, dry weather and a light crop. Each block of grapes at the Jack London vineyard was picked between September 12th to 29th at the peak of ripeness. After 28 days of fermentation, the lots were then individually pressed off skins and settled before being transferred into barrels for 24 months of aging. The Jack London Cabernet Sauvignon shows the ripe, soft and classic character of the fruit-forward 2017 vintage. Aromatic notes of black cherry and vanilla join with hints of fig and chocolate.
Blend: 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot
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.
In addition to the 22-acre vineyard surrounding the winery, Kenwood Vineyards sources grapes from dozens of vineyards – many farmed sustainably, using natural soil amendments and pest controls whenever possible rather than chemicals – in Sonoma County’s best appellations, including Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma Valley and Sonoma Mountain. Each lot from each vineyard is kept separate throughout the winemaking process, enabling the winemaker to bring it to its fullest potential. This “small lot” or “cuvee” style of winemaking also enables the winemaker to draw on an exceptionally broad “palette” to assemble wines that showcase classic character, subtle complexity and superb balance. As a result, every Kenwood Vineyards wine – whether Table Wine Series, Sonoma Series, Reserve, Jack London Vineyard or Artist Series – is consistent in quality and consistently delicious.