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2005 Kendall Jackson Cabernet Sauvignon "Grand Reserve"

Kendall Jackson 2005 Cabernet Grand Reserve

Winery: Kendall Jackson

Vintage: 2005

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Grand Reserve"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, & 1% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Sonoma/Napa/Mendo

State or country: CA

Price: $26

Cases produced: 38,000

KWG Score: 88.3 (based on 6 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89.99-87)

Review date: March 6, 2008

Wine Review: This ruby red offering from KJ opens with a very inviting cherry bouquet that jumps out at you. In addition to the cherry there are hints of cassis. On the palate, this wine is quite juicy, round, does not have any hard edges, and displays dusty cherry flavors. The finish is dry, offers soft tannins that linger for quite some time. Enjoy this quaffer with your barbeque steak tips. Cheers - Ken

Winemaker Notes: "Well-defined currants, blackberry, blueberry and cassis make for abundant fruit on the attack. Sturdy, complex tannins balance the acidity throughout. Notes of smoke, mocha, cedar and lots of rich oak round off the long, earthy, heady finish." Randy Ullom, Winemaster

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