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Date Printed: 9/14/2014
Kendall-Jackson Great Estates Monterey Pinot Noir 1999
Kendall-Jackson Great Estates Monterey Pinot Noir 1999
(search item no. 54093)
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/14/2014: $21.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine exemplifies the uniqueness and great potential of the Monterey County Pinot Noir. The rich red cherry notes with hints of black pepper and nutmeg enhance the intriguingly delicate mouth feel. Forward fruit is the main direction of this wine, enhanced by the soft tannin structure and subtle vanillins extracted from French oak.
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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.