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2018 Kendall Jackson Cabernet Sauvignon "Grand Reserve"

Kendall Jackson 2018 Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Kendall Jackson

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Grand Reserve"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 1.5% Petit Verdot & .5% Malbec

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Sonoma County

State or country: CA

Price: $32

Cases produced: 20,470

KWG Score: 91.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: November 27, 2021

Wine Review: This deep ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Kendall Jackson opens with a black cherry and wintermint bouquet with a hint of milk chocolate and toasted coconut flakes. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with medium acidity. The mouthfeel is soft, balanced, and juicy. The flavor profile a black plum and red currant blend with notes of blackberry, stony minerality and cedar plank. I also detected hints of dried oregano and just a touch of mint in the aftertaste. The finish is rather dry, and its dusty tannins stick around for a long time. I would decant this wine to tame the tannins in the near term. Then I would serve this very good value wine with Firefly’s St. Louis ribs with Memphis sauce. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: This Cabernet has distinct flavors of blackberry, blueberry, plus both red and black currants with enticing fragrances of mocha and nutmeg. Subtle notes of chocolate and toasty vanilla add to the richness and length of this bold Cab and are accompanied by fine grained tannins on a lengthy finish.

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