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Date Printed: 12/22/2014
Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Meritage 2005
Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Meritage 2005
(search item no. 97847)

PRICE ON 12/22/2014: $17.99

Winemaker's Notes:

A blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot.

The 2005 Meritage is a great follow-up to the delicious 2004 vintage. It has a similar flavor profile; blackberry, black licorice and rich Bing cherry. An upfront vanilla sweetness is noticed in the aroma which pulls all these attributes together. The palate has juicy cherry, cassis and coffee tones. The wine finishes with a fullness provided by ripe, rich tannins and a lasting finish full of flavor.

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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.