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Date Printed: 9/30/2014
Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Pinot Noir 1998
Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Pinot Noir 1998
(search item no. 40357)
The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 9/30/2014: $26.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
1994 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Silken texture with cherry, berry and plum fruit, spice and toasty vanilla oak notes. Bright fruit on the palate with sweet spice and toast; persistent finish. The ideal wine for full-flavored cuisine such as chicken, beef or lamb, or pasta dishes
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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.