Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Meritage 2005

Bordeaux Red Blends from California

$16.29 $12.09
Save $4.20
Item No. 97847
  • red wine
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Winemaker's Notes

A blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot.

The 2005 Meritage is a great follow-up to the delicious 2004 vintage. It has a similar flavor profile; blackberry, black licorice and rich Bing cherry. An upfront vanilla sweetness is noticed in the aroma which pulls all these attributes together. The palate has juicy cherry, cassis and coffee tones. The wine finishes with a fullness provided by ripe, rich tannins and a lasting finish full of flavor.

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Rating:
(9/24/2010)
I really enjoyed this wine and wish I had bought more. I don't always follow that old "reds with meat/whites with fish" rule. I had prepared a fish with a spicy tomato olive topping that this complimented well!
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Rating:
(9/22/2010)
Deep red color w/ a rasberry jam aroma. The flavors are, mainly, rich black cherry coolaide over fresh plum. A quite pleasant, though soft, drinker for those that do not prefer Napa Caps but has a bit more structure and acidity than ~ $15 Central Coast Cabs. C10.88.
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