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Kendall-Jackson Merlot California 2010

External Review by CityWineCellar.com:

"Intense wild berry and mocha flavors are accented by black cherry, currant and anise notes Well structured, yet subtle tannins create a luxuriously smooth mouthfeel followed by a complex, rich and elegant finish" Randy Ullom, Winemaster

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Kendall-Jackson:
  Jess Stonestreet Jackson, founder of Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates, was a legend in the wine industry. Thanks to his dedication and skill, he popularized Chardonnay in the United States, with the best-selling Chardonnay in America for over 20 years. In 1983, just one year after he founded Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates, his Chardonnay won the first double Platinum Award ever given by... Read more
  Jess Stonestreet Jackson, founder of Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates, was a legend in the wine industry. Thanks to his dedication and skill, he popularized Chardonnay in the United States, with the best-selling Chardonnay in America for over 20 years. In 1983, just one year after he founded Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates, his Chardonnay won the first double Platinum Award ever given by the American Wine Competition. Jackson passed away on April 21, 2011, at the age of 81, leaving behind the highest-selling brand of “super-premium” wine in the United States. In 1974, Jess Jackson and his wife, Jane Kendall, purchased and converted a pear and walnut orchard in Lakeport, California into a vineyard. In 1982, a downturn in the grape market discouraged Jackson from selling grapes, so he took the opportunity to create his own winery, Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates. This was a wise decision, since today, with 14,000 acres across California’s Sonoma County and numerous distinctions, Kendall-Jackson is one of the most successful wineries in America. Read less

Member Reviews for Kendall-Jackson Merlot California

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Snooth User: greekmiss
4014354
4.00 5
02/27/2008

Four glasses


Snooth User: JBaldwinRN
33943117
2.50 5
Vintage: 2004 11/27/2007

84 points. Nose really does this one in, drops the score for me a lot. The first thing I notice on the nose is Windex; then...MAYBE...a hint of berries. First sip; I taste darkness. Pure dark berries, then it transitions to bittersweet chocolate on the sides of the tongue and cheeks. It does linger on the palate like most Merlot's I have tried. Pretty dry at the end, leaves a good "mouth-puckerin' ", again, like most Merlot's I have tried. Not a bad wine once it is in the mouth, but the nose is initially off-setting. Overall ... not too bad, but nothing outstanding. Honestly, it is what I expected from a major winery.


Snooth User: gdeer81
13570944
4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 03/14/2009

This wine revived my faith in Merlot. I liked the rich purple color and intense berry redolence. It's full bodied, smooth, and well balanced on the palate. It had a dry prolonged finish which I like. I drank it with leftover steak from Ruby Tuesdays which paired better than the diet soda I had at the restaurant. It also paired well with a Salisbury steak TV dinner.


Snooth User: karolinamom
7502893
0.50 5
Vintage: 2003 06/11/2008

One half glass


Snooth User: jaylaw81
2800317
4.00 5
Vintage: 2002 06/10/2007

Four glasses


Snooth User: greekmiss
4014354
4.00 5
Vintage: 2001 02/27/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for Kendall-Jackson Merlot California

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
03/25/2010

"Intense wild berry and mocha flavors are accented by black cherry, currant and anise notes Well structured, yet subtle tannins create a luxuriously smooth mouthfeel followed by a complex, rich and elegant finish" Randy Ullom, Winemaster


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2007 01/06/2011

Intense wild berry and mocha flavors are accented by black cherry, currant and anise notes. Well structured, yet subtle tannins create a luxuriously smooth mouthfeel followed by a complex, rich and elegant finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesIntense wild berry and mocha flavors are accented by black cherry, currant and anise notes. Well structured, yet subtle tannins create a luxuriously smooth mouthfeel followed by a complex, rich and elegant finish.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2005 10/15/2009

"Intense wild berry and mocha flavors are accented by black cherry, currant and anise notes. Well structured, yet subtle tannins create a luxuriously smooth mouthfeel followed by a complex, rich and elegant finish." Randy Ullom, Winemaster


External Review
Vintage: 2004 04/30/2010

Kendall Jackson Merlot Jackson Estates Grown Vintner's Reserve 2004 and all other premium wine from Kendall-Jackson available at discounted prices at CheaperCigars.com. We also carry many other premium wine lables from USA and all over the world.


External Review
Vintage: 2004 04/30/2010

Kendall Jackson Merlot Taylor Peak Highland Estate 2004 and all other premium wine from Kendall-Jackson available at discounted prices at CheaperCigars.com. We also carry many other premium wine lables from USA and all over the world.



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