Kendall Jackson Grand Reserve Merlot 2007

$26.99

SKU 815840130990

750ml

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Grown on Clone 595, making this Malbec was pure joy. The vantage point at the top of Atlas Peak reinforces my theory that if a grape has a beautiful view, it will most assuredly become a good wine. Our Grand Reserve Malbec is living proof. Flowery on the nose, the color hue is a deep, dark violet that, after finishing your first glass, you'll note that it almost becomes blue. Tannins are deliciously soft with a perfect mix of blueberry and peppercorn on the palate. Medium to long finish.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country California
Brand Kendall Jackson
Alcohol/vol 14.9%
  • we90

Wine EnthusiastVery rich, ripe and dry, a Merlot with a drop of Cabernet that needs a year or two to resolve. It's fat and fleshy in cherries, violets, red currants and cola, with a dusting of cocoa, pepper and cinnamon. The tannins are ample, but very finely ground. Hold until 2011.

Steve Heimoff, May 1, 2010
  • wa89

Wine AdvocateThe 2007 Grand Reserve Merlot, also from Sonoma, is a slightly bigger wine with similar character but more density and more fruit.

Robert Parker, February 2010