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2012 Kendall Jackson US Red Blend "Grand Reserve Meritage Red Wine"

Winery: Kendall Jackson

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Grand Reserve Meritage Red Wine"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 13% Malbec & 13% Petit Verdot

Region: Sonoma County

State or country: CA

Price: $35

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 91 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: March 9, 2017

Wine Review: This pitch black colored blend opens with a mild blueberry and black cherry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, smooth and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a tasty black cherry with notes of black plum and black raspberry. There is some nicely integrated mild minerality behind the fruit. I also detected a hint of oak and a touch of cinnamon. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins stick around for a little while. I would pair this wine with a juicy Angus bacon burger. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: This Bordeaux-style blend produces aromas of black cherry, espresso, mulberry and light cedar which continue on the palate. The aromas are supported by firm tannins and a round finish that echoes with dark chocolate. - Randy Ullom, Winemaster

Organic status: not organic

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