2005 Kendall Jackson Merlot "Vintner’s Reserve"
Winery: Kendall Jackson
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Vintner’s Reserve"
Wine Category: Merlot
Grape blend: 99.7% Merlot, .2% Cabernet Sauvignon, & .1% Cabernet Franc
State or country: CA
Cases produced: unknown
KWG Score: 86.6 (based on 3 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Good+
Review date: July 18, 2008
Wine Review: This wine opens with a musty oak influenced bouquet. On the palate, this wine is round, easy to drink, with no hard edges. The flavor profile is dusty black cherry and raspberry like flavors. The finish is quite dry and has noticeable tannins that hang on for some time. Our group thought this would be a very nice option with a big juicy burger. Enjoy – Ken
Winemaker Notes: "Intense blueberry and mocha flavors are accented by black cherry, currant and anise notes. This wine is structured, yet the subtle tannins create a luxuriously smooth mouthfeel. The finish is complex, rich and elegant. Invites another glass!" Randy Ullom, Winemaster
Organic status: not organic
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