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2005 Kendall Jackson Merlot "Taylor Peak"

Merlot

Winery: Kendall Jackson

Vintage: 2005

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Taylor Peak"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 100% Merlot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Bennett Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $40

Cases produced: 1,912

KWG Score: 92 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93.99-90)

Review date: February 21, 2008

Wine Review: This is a Merlot to make everyone forget about that silly movie. Winemaker Randy Ullom does a wonderful job with the fruit from the Jackson Park Vineyard every year. This very dark red wine opens with an inviting mild plum like bouquet. On the palate, this medium to full bodied wine is well balanced, very smooth, and elegant. The mouthfeel of the wine is dry and it display red cherry flavors. The finish is quite dry and has noticeable fine tannins that linger for quite a while. This is a perfect example of fine Merlot. If you like Merlot, you should really seek out a bottle. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Rich and round, with ripe plum, cooked cherries and chocolate flavors. Medium-bodied with a lingering finish.

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