SRP of $25 and purchased for $17. 554 cases produced.
From the bottle:
“Jack London wrote of wolves and men. This wolfhead was his bookplate logo for such novels as Call of the Wild, Seawolf and Martin Eden. In 1913, he wrote of this hillside vineyard at his ranch in Glen Ellen, California:
‘I ride over my beautiful ranch. Between my legs is a beautiful horse. The air is wine. The grapes on a score of rolling hills are red with autumn flame. Across Sonoma Mountain, wisps of sea fog are stealing. The afternoon sun smolders in the drowsy sky. I have everything to make me glad I am alive…’
The 2009 Kenwood Jack London Vineyard Zinfandel needs a little time to open up but when it does it has quite an expressive nose of black cherry, blackberry, vanilla, black licorice, a little mint and a hint of bramble. Tasting reveals lots of rich and slightly sweet fruit that lasts all the way through the long finish. This wine is very smooth with soft tannins and thus very easy to drink. A little black licorice, oak and sweet spice rounds things out. It ends dry with more long lasting fruit. Try it with a burger.
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