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2009 Kendall Jackson Merlot "Grand Reserve"

Kendall Jackson 2009 Grand Reserve Merlot

Winery: Kendall Jackson

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Grand Reserve"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: Merlot with some Malbec & Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Sonoma County

State or country: CA

Price: $26

Cases produced: 5,354

KWG Score: 90.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: October 27, 2012

Wine Review: This ruby red colored Merlot from KJ opens with a black raspberry and menthol bouquet with a hint of red currant, olive, and pepper. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and juicy. The flavor profile is a black raspberry with notes of oak, dark chocolate and black plum. The finish is dry and its mild tannins are slightly prolonged. The panel suggested pairing this wine with braised short ribs. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The Grand Reserve Merlot overflows with rich fruit nuances – black plum, boysenberry and cherry which are enveloped in violet, chocolate and cedar – a superb food partner. Sonoma County Merlot is known for its lovely, smooth rounded tannins.

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