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Date Printed: 7/11/2014
Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
(search item no. 21685)

PRICE ON 7/11/2014: $40.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 89 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine showcases powerful fruit, impressive structure, and wonderful complexity and finesse. Layers of currant, blackberry and plum flavors are complemented by cedar and vanilla nuances that echo in the lingering finish. Intense, yet polished, it is a wine to enjoy now and for years to come.
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About Kendall-Jackson:

Back in 1974, Jess Jackson saw in the fine vineyards of California's cool coastal regions fruit with a variety of outstanding flavors. What if there was a way to produce from this abundance, a single outstanding "cuvée" that offered both quality and value? The result, first released in 1983, was Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay, a rich, round and flavorful wine, made with hand-crafted methods. That same year, Grand Reserve was introduced, a line of ultra-premium wines that represented the full potential of California's finest vineyards and winemaking. Today, over 5,000 acres of vineyard in California's coastal regions are farmed by Kendall-Jackson. Four separate wineries house what is possibly the single largest barrel-fermentation project in the world. But perhaps most important, is that Kendall-Jackson remains a family-owned winery.