Wine Spectator 90 points - Jammed with fruit and well-structured, this offers bold black raspberry and mocha aromas and appealingly zesty red currant, spiced herb and toast flavors. Drink now through 2020. 19,914 cases made.
(Apr 30 2015)
Our Grand Reserve Merlot is crafted with grapes hand-selected from specific areas of our Jackson Estates Grown vineyards in Sonoma County. An intense concentration of black fruit and dark chocolate is enhanced by 14 months of oak barrel aging. There is seductive fruit tone on the nose and a long, velvety finish.
| Gold & Best of Class 2002 Jerry Meads New World International Wine Competition
Gold 2003 Monterey Wine Competition (1999 vintage)
87 Points The 1999 Grand Reserve Merlot (nearly 100% from the North Coast) offers a sweet perfume of chocolate, cherries, mocha, and
vanilla, tangy acidity, medium to full body, and a spicy finish with noticeable oak. Robert M. Parker, Jr., The Wine Advocate, Aug. 2002
Kendall-Jackson is the #1 Wine Brand in Restaurants 14th Annual Wine & Spirits Restaurant Poll 2003
Composition: 85% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc,
1% Petite Verdot
Growing Regions: Primarily Anderson Valley, Russian River Valley,
Napa Valley, and Knights Valley
Barrel Aging: 21 months in 99% fine French oak barrels
(57% new oak)
T.A.: 0.60 g/100 ml