On our June trip to Kenwood, we barely made it into town by dark and the closing of many restaurants. We had made a reservation close to the VRBO home we rented and arrived there just about 20 minutes before closing. Luckily they let us in and fed us (reluctantly).
The waitress took our orders and the chef got busy preparing his last meals of the evening! (I think he had already cleaned up the kitchen and removed his apron!) Seriously!
We had a great time and enjoyed the first time any of us had been together on a wine trip to Sonoma. With three couples, you know there was going to be some serious wine intake by some people. And it was the first night of the five-day wine trip! Here's what we had that evening:
2012 Mont-Pellier Viognier ($6) from Napa, CA- It is a light to medium body and dry with a creamy texture-crisp and clean with hints of vanilla and fruit. It's won gold medals in wine competitions. I thought it was good. (3 out of 5 stars). Yes, that is right-just $6.
2009 Kunde Cabernet Sauvignon ($24) cellared and bottled by Kunde Family Estate right in Kenwood where we were eating and staying! But we never made it to their winery! That's another trip! I posted a pic of the back label so you can read the description of the wine. I loved it. It can be found on the internet, but is sold out on their website.
The other Cabernet we ordered was a 2010 Rock Hollow from Paso Robles ($17). Flavors of cherry and raspberry lead to hints of tobacco, cedar, and black olive with a soft finish. So good!