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Kenzo Estate 2016 rindo Napa Valley red wine Heidi Barrett winemaker

Meaning purple bell or gentian flower, "rindo" represents the beautiful purple hue of the grape clusters, that resemble the shape of many bells hanging in the vineyard. As the flagship red wine in the collection, rindo is the singular expression of the estate's magnificent diverse vineyards, that grow an alluring mosaic of Bordeaux varietals. Each vintage is reflective of its growing season, and each is uniquely tuned and refined by blend. This 2017 composition is bright and approachable, with layers of dark berry and cocoa, and brandishes its pedigree with a sophisticated, refined finish. 

2017 KENZO
Flagship Red Blend

93 Points - Wine Enthusiast
 

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“At home, I like to offer my guests Kenzo Estate's rindo for its approachability and soft fruit. It is a wine that is equally delicious now as some of the older vintages I have in my cellar.”

Chef/Proprietor Thomas Keller – The French Laundry & Per Se

2017

Awards

93 Points - Wine Enthusiast

Color

Dark vivid red

Bouquet

Blackberry, strawberry, black pepper, slate, pie crust, vanilla bean

Palate

Layered spices, truffle, cocoa; round and balanced

Origin

Napa Valley

Vintner

Kenzo Tsujimoto

Winemaker

Heidi Barrett

Viticulturist

David Abreu

Cépage

Merlot (54%), Petit Verdot (16%), Cabernet Sauvignon (15%), Malbec (13%), Cabernet Franc (2%)

Volume

1.5 L, 750ml, 375ml

Vintage

2017

Alcohol

15.2%

Barrel Aging

20 months in 50% new French oak, 50% neutral French oak

2016

Awards

91 points | James Suckling
92 points | Wine Enthusiast (Best of Year Review)

Color

Vivid dark red

Bouquet

Sun-ripened raspberry, baking spice, cedar, rose petal, wild honeysuckle

Palate

Dense, rich, dark, lush tannin

Origin

Estate Bottled, Napa Valley

Vintner

Kenzo Tsujimoto

Winemaker

Heidi Barrett

Viticulturist

David Abreu

Cépage

Cabernet Sauvignon (48%), Merlot (32%), Malbec (8%), Petit Verdot (8%), Cabernet Franc (4%)

Volume

1.5L, 750ml, 375ml

Alcohol

15.2%

Barrel Aging

20 months in 50% new French, 50% neutral French oak

2015

Awards

95 points and Cellar Selection | The Wine Enthusiast
92 points | James Suckling
Top California Red Blend | Vivino Wine Style Awards

Color

Vivid dark red

Bouquet

Black pepper, raspberry, blackberry, vanilla, orange zest, rose petal

Palate

Dense, rich, dark, lush tannin

Origin

Estate Bottled, Napa Valley

Vintner

Kenzo Tsujimoto

Winemaker

Heidi Barrett

Viticulturist

David Abreu

Cépage

Cabernet Sauvignon (47%), Merlot (33%), Cabernet Franc (10%), Petit Verdot (6%), Malbec (4%)

Volume

1.5L, 750ml, 375ml

Alcohol

15.2%

Barrel Aging

20 months in 50% new French oak, 50% neutral French oak

 

2014

Awards

Top California Red Blend | Vivino Wine Style Awards

Color

Vivid dark red

Bouquet

Dark plum, blackberry, toasted walnut, slate, vanilla, strawberry preserves, hint of black pepper

Palate

Dense, rich, dark, lush tannin

Origin

Estate Bottled, Napa Valley

Vintner

Kenzo Tsujimoto

Winemaker

Heidi Barrett

Viticulturist

David Abreu

Cépage

Cabernet Sauvignon (53%), Merlot (25%), Cabernet Franc (10%), Petit Verdot (10%), Malbec (2%)

Volume

1.5L, 750ml, 375ml

Alcohol

15.2%

Barrel Aging

20 months in 50% new French oak, 50% neutral French oak

2013

Awards

93 points | James Suckling

Color

Vivid dark red

Bouquet

Plum, fig, baking spice, leather, black pepper, vanilla

Palate

Bright red fruit, silky tannins, delicate acidity

Origin

Estate Bottled, Napa Valley

Vintner

Kenzo Tsujimoto

Winemaker

Heidi Barrett

Viticulturist

David Abreu

Cépage

Cabernet Sauvignon (57%), Merlot (30%), Petit Verdot (11%), Malbec (2%)

Volume

1.5L, 750ml, 375ml

Alcohol

15.2%

Barrel Aging

20 months in 50% new French oak, 50% neutral French oak

2012

Color

Deep purple

Bouquet

Dark currant, fig, leather, cocoa

Palate

Integrated tannins followed by a beautiful mid-palate and lasting depth

Origin

Estate Bottled, Napa Valley

Vintner

Kenzo Tsujimoto

Winemaker

Heidi Barrett

Viticulturist

David Abreu

Cépage

Cabernet Sauvignon (53%), Cabernet Franc (15.8%), Merlot (17.5%), Petit Verdot (13.7%)

Volume

1.5L, 750ml, 375ml

Alcohol

14.8%

Barrel Aging

20 months in 60% new French, 40% neutral French oak

2011

COLOR

Brick red to light purple

BOUQUET

Violets, red fruit, licorice

PALATE

Soft, silky tannins, delicate acidity

ORIGIN

Estate Bottled, Napa Valley

VINTNER

Kenzo Tsujimoto

WINEMAKER

Heidi Barrett

VITICULTURIST

David Abreu

CÉPAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon (85%), Merlot (7%), Cabernet Franc (5%), Petit Verdot (3%)

VOLUME

1.5 L, 750ml, 375ml

VINTAGE

2011

ALCOHOL

13.9%

BARRELL AGING

20 months in 60% new French oak, 40% neutral French oak

2010

 

Color

Bright ruby leading to a deep purple

Bouquet

Red fruit, minerality, and wild mushrooms with hints of clove and baked currants

Palate

Bright red fruit and baking spices with lingering and silken tannins complemented by delicate acidity

Origin

Estate Bottled, Napa Valley

Vintner

Kenzo Tsujimoto

Winemaker

Heidi Barrett

Viticulturist

David Abreu

Cépage

Cabernet Sauvignon (46%), Cabernet Franc (26%), Merlot (24%), Petit Verdot (4%)

Volume

1.5 L, 750ml, 375ml

Vintage

2010

Alcohol

14.2%

Barrel Aging

20 months in 60% new French oak, 40% neutral French oak

2009

Color

Bright ruby leading to a deep purple

Bouquet

Dark currant, blackberry, and plum surrounded by baking spices

Palate

Red and black fruits meld and open to a lightly roasted mocha, followed by cinnamon, clove, and allspice wrapped around velvety tannins

Origin

Estate Bottled, Napa Valley

Vintner

Kenzo Tsujimoto

Winemaker

Heidi Barrett

Viticulturist

David Abreu

Cépage

Cabernet Sauvignon (40.5%), Merlot (26.7%), Cabernet Franc (25.3%),  Petit Verdot (5.2%), Malbec (2.3%)

Volume

1.5 L, 750ml, 375ml

Vintage

2009

Alcohol

14.8%

Barrel Aging

20 months in 60% new French oak, 40% neutral French oak

2008

Color

Brilliant purple fading to ruby

Bouquet

Rich plum and blackberry with graphite and baking spices

Palate

Baking spices of nutmeg, clove, and mace supplement the plum and red currant, while soft tannins and vibrant acidity follow

Origin

Napa Valley

Vintner

Kenzo Tsujimoto

Winemaker

Heidi Barrett

Viticulturist

David Abreu

Cépage

Cabernet Sauvignon (37.0%), Cabernet Franc (28.8%), Merlot (27.8%), Petit Verdot (4.9%), Malbec (1.6%)

Volume

1.5 L, 750ml, 375ml

Vintage

2008

Alcohol

14.8%

Barrel Aging

20 months in 60% new French oak, 40% neutral French oak

2007

Color

Deep intense ruby

Bouquet

Ripe plum and blackberry jam with sandalwood and black tea notes

Palate

The aromas are precise and delineated and the disciplined character evolves on the palate with tannins that are supple and broad

Origin

Napa Valley

Vintner

Kenzo Tsujimoto

Winemaker

Heidi Barrett

Viticulturist

David Abreu

Cépage

Cabernet Sauvignon (47.1%), Merlot (26.8%), Cabernet Franc (24.0%), Petit Verdot (2.1%)

Volume

1.5 L, 750ml, 375ml

Vintage

2007

Alcohol

14.8%

Barrel Aging

20 months in 60% new French oak, 40% neutral French oak

2006

Color

Purple fading to an elegant ruby

Bouquet

Rich plum and cassis followed by baking spices and espresso

Palate

Red and black fruits step forward and pronounce as dark chocolate, as tobacco leaf and cedar spice follow with ripe firm tannins

Origin

Napa Valley

Vintner

Kenzo Tsujimoto

Winemaker

Heidi Barrett

Viticulturist

David Abreu

Cépage

Cabernet Sauvignon (37.1%) , Merlot (28.0%), Cabernet Franc (28.0%), Petit Verdot (6.9%)

Volume

1.5 L, 750ml, 375ml

Vintage

2006

Alcohol

14.8%

Barrel Aging

20 months in 60% new French oak, 40% neutral French oak