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2008 Kendall Jackson Pinot Noir "Vintners Reserve"

Kendall Jackson 2008 Vintners Reserve Pinot Noir

Winery: Kendall Jackson

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Vintners Reserve"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 99% Pinot Noir & 1% Syrah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: California

State or country: CA

Price: $18

Cases produced: 93,467

KWG Score: 88.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: April 20, 2010

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Pinot from KJ is a pleasant offering. It opens with a fragrant boysenberry and black raspberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, approachable, and slightly juicy. The flavor profile is a toasted oak influenced wine that also displays a blend of black raspberry and black cherry fruit. The finish is dry and its mild spicy tannins linger slightly. This is a Pinot that will appeal to readers who like oak styled (Old World) Pinot. Serve it with pork tenderloin. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Black cherry and raspberry fruit with velvety tannins typically found in hillside grapes along the North Coast mingle with flavors of plum and spice from our benchland vineyards along the Central Coast. Oak aging adds hints of vanilla, nuances of toast and a soft, smoky finish. — Randy Ullom, Winemaster

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