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Date Printed: 11/26/2014
Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Merlot 1995
Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Merlot 1995
(search item no. 4044)

PRICE ON 11/26/2014: $26.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Opulent raspberry, black cherry and chocolate aromas are accented with subtle cedar notes. The mouthfilling flavors are a melange of raspberry, black cherry and blackberry, bolstered by vanilla and spice complexity. Soft tannins add to the wines rich texture, which remains smooth and silky through the lingering finish. This approachable wine pairs well with roasted meats and vegetables, grilled tuna or strong cheeses.
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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.