2013 Kendall Jackson Cabernet Sauvignon "Jackson Estate"
Winery: Kendall Jackson
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Jackson Estate"
Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape blend: 94% Cabernet Sauvignon. 2% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc & Merlot
Region: Alexander Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 8,123
KWG Score: 92.5 (based on 4 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)
Review date: October 5, 2016
Wine Review: This opaque and dark ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Kendall Jackson was the winner of our first big blind tasting. It opens with a blueberry and black cherry bouquet with hints of cocoa and oak. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, well balanced and super smooth. The flavor profile is a delicious Maine wild blueberry with notes of cherry, minerality and oak. The Panel also detected hints of dark roast coffee and boysenberry as well. We found it to be a pretty complex wine. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins last for quite some time. The Panel suggested pairing it with Stuart’s steak treats or just enjoy it on its own. Enjoy - KWGTP
Winemaker Notes: This Cabernet shows mountain intensity in its rich blackberry, black currant and cassis flavors. It’s bone dry, with thick but refined long tannins, and brightened by a fine burst of fruit and acidity. Blended with a little Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot for complexity, it drinks beautifully now, and will age for a decade or longer.
Organic status: not organic
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