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Date Printed: 10/31/2014
Kendall-Jackson Great Estates Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
Kendall-Jackson Great Estates Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
(search item no. 51829)
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/31/2014: $44.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Dominated by almost 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, this dense blackberry, cassis-fruit laden wine has a rich mid-palate that is complimented by almost 24 months in French Oak. Both mountain and valley floor districts are represented in this blend.
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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.