2013 Kendall Jackson Merlot "Vintner's Reserve"
Winery: Kendall Jackson
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Vintner's Reserve"
Wine Category: Merlot
Grape blend: 92% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc, 1% Malbec & 1% Petit Verdot
Region: Sonoma County
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 50,000
KWG Score: 90 (based on 4 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)
Review date: October 1, 2016
Wine Review: This ruby colored Merlot from Kendall Jackson opens with a ripe black cherry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and very easy going. The flavor profile is a mild red cherry and black raspberry blend with notes of integrated gentle oak and minerality. We also detected a touch of cola. The finish is dry and has a touch heat towards the end. The Panel suggested pairing this Merlot with grilled steak tips or a bacon burger. Enjoy - KWGTP
Winemaker Notes: Intricate layers of black cherry, plum, currant, and wild berry mingle with a hint of spice. The soft, delicate, elegant tannins of this Bordeaux varietal carry these aromas and flavors to a long, silky and lingering finish.
Organic status: not organic
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