Kenwood Vineyards' Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon is primarily sourced from vineyards located in the Dry Creek, Sonoma and Alexander Valleys. Each vineyard lot is kept separate throughout fermentation and aging to preserve the unique flavors of the individual vineyards that are brought together for the final blend.
The 2008 began with a dry spring that gave way to a mild summer. Weather was excellent throughout the growing season; however the crop load was somewhat small. Beginning in late September each vineyard was carefully picked as it reached its optimum maturity. After fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the wine was aged in French and American oak barrels for 24 months. Before bottling, the classic Bordeaux varieties of Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec were added to the final blend to give the wine balance and complexity. This produced a rich and multifaceted wine that is enjoyable now as well as for many years to come.