Good Morning Gentle Readers,
Kinert Family Vineyards is a private label wine that is apparently made for the sheer joy of wine making. Despite the vast resources of the digital millennium, there is simply no information available to enlighten us. Even the Fairy Godfather, whose care package containing a bottle of Kinert Family Petite Sirah and two bottles of 2009 Cabernet, had virtually nothing to add to the puzzle.
The fruit was sourced from Lajeur Vineyards in the Red Hills of Lake County, which is an up and coming wine region with mucho potential. As for Lajeur Vineyard? Nada. Could it be fruit from Lajour Estate? Maybe, though TWC used a magnifying glass and he gets Lajeur from the label, not Lajour.
The 2010 Kinert Family Petite Sirah is a lovely wine, pretty close to full bodied, deep ruby to purplish in the glass. It is smooth and well balanced with hints of blueberry, blackberry, and black cherry. No alcohol fumes and the tannins were pleasant on the palate with a nice finish. The wine is perfect now and will drink well for the next few years.
Unfortunately, at least for you, Gentle Reader, it isn't available because merely making an exceptional wine isn't enough. One must leap through a vast array of expensive bureaucratic hoops prior to obataining permission to offer a wine to the public.
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