Sunday, April 17, 2011

Cabernet Sauvignon vignette #14a & #14b Kenwood Cabernet Wines-Sonoma Valley & Jack London

Kenwood Sonoma Valley 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, $13.99-$16.99, 88 points, has an almost rose color, the aroma  breaks with an earthy quality (Carries over to palate) and as the wine breathes, a bit of black currant and a hint of mocha fragrances appear.
The Kenwood 2007 Sonoma Cabernet is a light to medium bodied wine with little early palate flavor, but with grapey-plum late palate flavors, and with a fair spice finish; this is a clean wine, quaffable, delicious, and pair-able, or as a stand-alone wine. This is just what I've come to expect from Kenwood: a good wine at a fair price, for the QPR is very good.

Kenwood Jack London 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, $29.99-$35.99, 90 points, is the 30th anniversary of this Sonoma Valley wine.
The color is darker than the above reviewed wine, and less bright, the early palate is richer, but overall the flavor is similar, however the finish is long, spicy, and rich, all wound together in a heavier-body than the 2007 Sonoma. The QPR does not stand-up to the 2007 Sonoma, but if you can find the Jack London for a better price than I bought it ($29.99), I would recommend this wine.


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