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2008 Kendall Jackson Cabernet Sauvignon "Grand Reserve"

Kendall Jackson 2008 Grand Reserve Cabernet

Winery: Kendall Jackson

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Grand Reserve"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Cabernet Franc, & 1% Malbec

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Sonoma County

State or country: CA

Price: $30

Cases produced: 22,400

KWG Score: 91 (based on 3 reviews)

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

Review date: October 7, 2011

Wine Review: This opaque and almost black colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Kendall Jackson opens with an inviting mild black currant and blackberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, savory and shows off its fruit. The flavor profile is a tasty mild blackberry with an interesting peppermint flavor nicely intertwined. The finish is dry and its moderate oak tannins are pretty sticky and linger for some time. I would pair this friendly Cab with a Colorado lamb chop. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: This Cabernet has distinct flavors of blackberry, blueberry, black currant and cassis with enticing fragrances of mocha and nutmeg. Subtle notes of smoke, cedar and tobacco leaf round out the lingering finish. - Randy Ullom, Winemaster

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