Sonoma County Merlot 2014
Kenwood Vineyards creates its award-winning Sonoma County Merlot from vineyards located in Sonoma County’s best grape growing appellations. Our 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.
The vintage of 2014 marked the third year of California’s historic drought. The difficult growing conditions resulted in intensely flavored fruit with rich color and body. Although the weather was very dry, the summer was mild allowing the fruit to fully mature on the vine. Our Merlot vineyards were harvested in late September and early October as they achieved the peak of flavor.
- Composition: 100% Merlot
- Aging: 21 months in French and American Oak Barrels
- Acidity: 6.3
- pH: 3.48
- Alcohol: 13.5%