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