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Date Printed: 10/1/2014
Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Pinot Noir 2008
Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 104425)
The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 10/1/2014: $19.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Black cherry and raspberry fruit with velvety tannins typically found in hillside grapes along the North Coast mingle with flavors of plum and spice from our benchland vineyards along the Central Coast. Oak aging adds hints of vanilla, nuances of toast and a soft, smoky finish.
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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.