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Date Printed: 9/17/2014
Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Merlot 2006
Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Merlot 2006
(search item no. 99488)

PRICE ON 9/17/2014: $19.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A blend of 96.4% Merlot, 3.3% Cabernet Sauvignon, .1% Cabernet Franc, .1% Petit Verdot and .1% Malbec.

Wonderful plum, spice, currant and wild berry flavors. The soft tannins of this Bordeaux varietal carry these aromas and flavors to a long lingering finish — one that beckons for another sip, or better...a glass!

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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.