Jack London Red Blend 2016
Since 1976, Kenwood Vineyards has been the exclusive producer of wines from the historic lava-terraced vineyards of the famous Jack London Ranch located in the Sonoma Mountain AVA. Jack London was a pioneer of sustainable farming in Sonoma over 100 years ago and today the estate continues to be sustainably farmed by the same family. The influence of the vineyard’s red volcanic soil and the fruity characteristics of the grapes combine to produce outstanding red wine varietals with deep dark colors and rich flavors.
The 2016 vintage had a dry growing season with a moderate crop load, and the mild temperatures contributed to slow ripening and intense flavor of the grapes. We selected the best lots of Merlot, Zinfandel and Syrah from Jack London ranch to create this captivating blend. The wine was aged in quality barrels for a year and a half to add balance and complexity.
- Composition: 62% Zinfandel, 21% Merlot, 17% Syrah
- Appellation: Sonoma Mountain Jack London Vineyard
- Aging: 18 months in oak barrels - 65% new
- Alcohol: 14.8%
- 90 Points, James Suckling, January 2020
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