We are approaching the end of our 2010 allocation of the Kenwood Russian River Pinot Noir but the 2011 looks like it will be a similar value play. So to celebrate the incoming great Kenwood value we are slashing the prices – not just on the Pinot but also on the summer sipping Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnays
2010/11 Kenwood Russian River Pinot Noir – what a wonderful surprise, a Russian River Pinot Noir under $17. Translucent and light ruby in the glass, it provides dried cranberry and maraschino cherry on the nose. The palate is a smooth blend of red fruits – cranberries, cherries that merge with creamy vanilla and perhaps a hint of spice. The mouth-feel is smooth, mid-weight with no harsh edges. In short – a truly affordable, delicious, well made, Pinot Noir! Who knew such things were possible from the exclusive Russian River for under $17? Andy, 88-89 points; WineWiz, 90 points.
2010/11 Kenwood Russian River Pinot Noir, Internet Blow Out Bottle Price: $9.99 with no further discount (Regularly $16.99)
2011 Kenwood Sonoma County Chardonnay – Combining grapes from the cool climate regions of southern Sonoma Valley and the Russian River Valley, Kenwood’s Sonoma County Chardonnay nicely balances the classic fruit flavors of this varietal with subtle notes of French oak aging. Aromas of ripe pears and Meyer lemon combine with gingerbread and vanilla notes, lush and viscous mouthfeel with a crisp mineral quality to the finish. (Winemaker’s Notes)
2011 Kenwood Sonoma County Chardonnay, Internet Blow Out Bottle Price: $7.99 with no further discount (Regularly $11.99)
2011 Kenwood Sauvignon Blanc - For more than 30 years, our Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc has been one of our most popular and highly regarded wines. The fruit sourced for this Sauvignon Blanc comes from vineyards located in five different appellations in Sonoma County. Intense varietal aromas of lemongrass, melon and cilantro combine with flavors of grapefruit and pineapple culminating in a crisp finish. (Winemaker’s Notes)
2011 Kenwood Sauvignon Blanc, Internet Blow Out Bottle Price: $7.99 with no further discount (Regularly $11.99)
2010 Mark West Santa Lucia Pinot Noir - Vineyards just inland of the Monterey Bay were selected for this 2010 release of Mark West’s Santa Lucia Highlands bottling. A cooler-than-average summer produced small, concentrated berries with bright structure. Cherry compote, baking spices, mocha, and sandy mineral mark this food-friendly Pinot Noir. It would be very difficult to find a comparable value from this central coast appelation. (Winemaker’s Notes)
2010 Mark West Santa Lucia Pinot Noir - Bottle Price: $13.99 with no further discount (Regularly $16.99)
Time is running out on two collectors’ specials we have offered in recent weeks – we sold out of our initial allocations and are now being offered another case of each wine by the distributors because of our quick response time.
“Bodegas y Vinedos Maurodos is one of the leading lights of Toro. Founded in 1997 by former Vega Sicilia winemaker Mariano Garcia Fernandez, they own 60 hectares of vineyard in San Roman de Villaester and Hornija, mainly planted with Tinta de Toro and Garnacha, the average age of vines around 35 years interpolated with vines on un-grafted rootstock. The oak aging here is very prudent, with around 20% renewed each year, both French and American. The present winemaker is Mariano’s son Eduardo Garcia Montana, who trained in Bordeaux and Burgundy among other regions. These exceptional wines were suffused with personality, purity, a life-affirming sense of “controlled opulence” that, to be frank, put many a more expensive Toro wine in its shade. What is more, a bottle of 2001 San Roman testified to a Toro that truly does age with style and panache.” – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, 96 points
2009 San Roman, Bodegas y Vinedos Maurodos – Sale $54.95/btl (Regular Retail $67.49/btl) – no further discount
Kobalt 100% Cabernet Sauvignon “The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is super-impressive. A firm, full-bodied wine, it showcases the best of Coombsville in its powerful fruit and equally imposing yet well-balanced tannins. Black plums, black currants, mint, graphite, pencil shavings, violets and spices all flow through to the incisive, powerful finish. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025. Mark Herold makes these delicious wines for Kobalt. All of the Mark Herold projects have their own distinctive signatures, and that is very much the case here as well.” Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, 95 points
2010 Kobalt – Sale Price $90 – This item is very limited – first call first served.
(Regular Bottle Price $112.50)
If you are interested, please call Bob/Gordon (410-435-5200) or email (email@example.com) ASAP to avoid disappointment, and mention this email to ensure the best price available. All Sale pricing on these items will end May 31, 2013.