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2010 Kendall Jackson Merlot "Grand Reserve"

Kendall Jackson 2010 Grand Reserve Merlot

Winery: Kendall Jackson

Vintage: 2010

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Grand Reserve"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 97% Merlot, 2% Malbec, & 1% blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere & Petit Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Sonoma County

State or country: CA

Price: $30

Cases produced: 7,000

KWG Score: 91 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: October 3, 2013

Wine Review: This opaque and midnight blue colored Merlot from KJ opens with dark chocolate, coconut, and blueberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and smooth. The flavor profile is a mild black plum with hints of minerality, faint oak and a touch of red currant. The finish is dry and its flavors fade away nicely. This Merlot is very food friendly and would pair well with homemade meatloaf or a Five Guys bacon and sauteed mushroom burger. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Boysenberry and cherry flavors with background notes of violet, chocolate and cedar. Textured and graceful on the palate with fine-grained tannins conveying gorgeous fruit through a lengthy finish. Wine is smooth and the tannins are refined and round in true Merlot character. - Randy Ullom, Winemaster

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