02 Nov Kenwood Pinot Noir Russian River 2014
Today In Wine: Kenwood Pinot Noir Russian River 2014 ($16)
“Presents a muddled mix of red and dark berry fruit that’s fresh and lively…” – Wine Spectator
Wine Ratings & Awards
Grape Certified Silver Medal (2016)
Wine Enthusiast – 87 Points (2014)
Wine Spectator – 86 Points (2014)
Orange County Wine Society – Bronze Medal (2014)
Kenwood vineyards was birthed in 1970, located in the heart of the Sonoma Valley wine region. It is dedicated to producing premium wines that represent the very core of Sonoma County’s world-class vineyards. The grapes are sourced from dozens sustainably farmed vineyards in Sonoma County’s best appellations, which include: Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma Valley, and Sonoma Mountain. Each lot is kept separate throughout the winemaking process enabling the winemaker to bring this wine to its fullest potential. The result, consistent quality wines that are all consistently delicious, sip after sip.
The widely appreciated 2014 Kenwood Pinot Noir is an intense wine with fruity aromas of raspberry and plum mixed with spicy notes of nutmeg and vanilla. A savory medium-bodied red wine displaying soft hints of sweetness and smooth tannins that build up to an exceptional finish.
With a silky, delicate texture, good acidity and simple, pleasant pomegranate and cherry flavors, this is a decent Pinot for drinking now. – S.H.
A wine ready to be drunk now, we found the 2014 Kenwood Pinot Noir pairs beautifully with rainbow beef, TheGrape’s cheesy potato sausage casserole, an easy teriyaki chicken or vegetarian pasta. Check out the recipes we’ve listed below and find one that piques your interest. You can buy a bottle of the 2014 Russian River Kenwood Pinot Noir here for under $20.
Wine Region: Russian River, California
Wine Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir
Style: Medium-bodied, Fruity, Balanced & Smooth
Drinks Like: Sokol Blosser Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2013 ($38)
Food & Wine Pairings: Cheesy Potato Sausage Casserole
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Kenwood Pinot Noir 2014
Aroma & Flavor
Grape Certified Silver
Kenwood does it again! The 2014 Russian River Kenwood Pinot Noir offers rich and vibrant aromas and flavors that hit the spot. Enjoy a mixture of dark berry and stone fruit flavors offset by astringent pomegranate with earthy nuances and soft sweet vanilla notes. A well-balanced wine with a beaming smooth-textured finish. Relish this Grape Certified Pinot Noir with friends – remember sharing is caring.