Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
92% Cabernet Sauvignon,
2% Petit Verdot,
.5% Cabernet Franc,
Grand Reserve is a masterful blend of our mountain,
ridge, hillside and benchland grapes grown along
California's cool coastal appellations.
We hand select grapes from our best estate
vineyards and then monitor, taste and hand-hold
each individual lot throughout the winemaking
process. Each lot is kept separate, barrel-aged and
handcrafted —boutique winery style. Our
winemakers have an unmatched palate of flavors,
toast levels and terroir nuances from which they
masterfully blend these exemplary rich, deep and
This Cabernet has distinct flavors of black currant,
blackberry, blueberry and cassis with enticing
aromas of mocha and nutmeg. Notes of smoke, cedar
and tobacco leaf round out the lingering finish.
—Randy Ullom, Winemaster.
"The 2007 Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is superb. Dense creme de cassis notes intermixed with fruitcake, coffee bean, and tobacco leaf are found in this fat, fleshy wine, which displays excellent purity, density, and richness. It should drink well for 15 or more years.
The Wine Advocate
"Serious Cabernet, rich and complex and full bodied, made from Knights Valley and Alexander Valley fruit, with a few grapes from Atlas Peak and Mount Veeder. Dense and tannic now, but high toned, with waves of black currants, black cherries and oak. A good price for a Cabernet of this quality. Drink now–2012."
"Fresh cherry flavors fill this wine with ample fruit, soft and plush in the middle, juicy in the end. It’s a finely made cabernet with a gentle structure holding all the elements in place. For flank steak."
Wine & Spirits
Big & Bold
Sorry about the multiple entries for this wine. On the wine itself. This wine was a pleasant find. It opens well on the nose, with deep cassis and spice and a hint of mocha. The body has sumptuous dark fruit and is nicely wrapped in smooth grape skin tannins and subtle balanced oak tannins. The mouthfeel is plushly structured and smooth with a lingering finish. Not quite a reserve Cakebread, but equally enjoyable and an absolute steal for the price.
Big & Bold
as with all Kendall Jackson Cabernet's I have tried so far this one was excellent
Big & Bold
This is an excellent wine now (if you give it about an hour to breathe first) and should hold and develop well for perhaps the next ten years. Dry, dusty, fruity, with a smooth lingering finish. Not a fruit bomb, but a solid Cabernet. Highly recommend. Was excellent with a medium rare beef tenderloin.
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