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Date Printed: 9/30/2014
Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
(search item no. 108269)
The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/30/2014: $22.99

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
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:

92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot, .5% Cabernet Franc, .5% Malbec.
Grand Reserve is a masterful blend of our mountain, ridge, hillside and benchland grapes grown along California's cool coastal appellations. We hand select grapes from our best estate vineyards and then monitor, taste and hand-hold each individual lot throughout the winemaking process. Each lot is kept separate, barrel-aged and handcrafted —boutique winery style. Our winemakers have an unmatched palate of flavors, toast levels and terroir nuances from which they masterfully blend these exemplary rich, deep and complex wines.

This Cabernet has distinct flavors of black currant, blackberry, blueberry and cassis with enticing aromas of mocha and nutmeg. Notes of smoke, cedar and tobacco leaf round out the lingering finish.
—Randy Ullom, Winemaster.

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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.