Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California
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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%.
This Cabernet has distinct flavors of blackberry, blueberry, red and black currants with enticing fragrances of mocha and nutmeg. Subtle notes of slate, cedar and tobacco leaf round out the fine
grained tannins on the finish.
"Brooding and tannic, this Cab is hard to appreciate now. But it’s massively rich and concentrated with blackberry and cassis flavors, and the overall balance suggests aging. "
"The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Reserve wraps around the palate with expressive dark red plums, blackberries, graphite, savory herbs and violets. Rich, layered and expressive, the 2010 stands out for its overall balance and sense of harmony. Firm tannins frame the energetic finish, but at the same time, the 2010 has no hard edges at all, which is so rare for a wine made from mountain fruit. Once again, Kendall-Jackson delivers the goods. The 2010 includes dollops of Malbec, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. "
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