Sunday, March 18, 2012
Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Thirty years ago, Jess Jackson released his first bottle of chardonnay and the Kendall-Jackson era began. Jackson died last year, but his family still controls more than 35 wineries located around the world.
At the heart of K-J is the Vintner’s Reserve line, representing grapes from vineyard estates. This fine cabernet — which is blended with cabernet franc, merlot, malbec and petit verdot primarily from the Sonoma region — is oak-aged for 13 months. The pour features dark fruit and berry, with noticeable but rich tannins that pleasantly linger on your inner cheeks.
Sherry: “Robust and dry with black cherry, strawberry, licorice and a touch of floral with rose on the finish.” 3-1/2 stars
Chris: “Plum and vanilla bouquet, soft plum and cherry flavors and a vanilla finish.” 4 stars
Available locally for about $16.
Coming next week: Toad Hollow Erik’s the Red
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