SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— Two appealing wines from Sonoma County are at the top of my list for you to try this week. First from Kenwood Vineyards we have a 2012 Chardonnay that is bright and cheerful.
The aromas are like biting into a fresh green apple and it just follows through right on to the palate. There’s a crisp mineral-like quality with just a touch of oak. This wine is delicious and it retails for just $14. The grapes are primarily from the Russian River Valley.
There’s also a 2011 Dry Creek Vineyard Heritage Vines Zinfandel. These vines have an average age of 30 years. Blueberries and violets offer a distinctive fruity, lushness to the bouquet here.