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We Speak Wine USD 17.99 750ml

Kendall-Jackson Merlot Vintner's Reserve Sonoma County 2014

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Tasting Notes: Intricate layers of black cherry, plum, currant, and wild berry mingle with a hint of spice. The soft, delicate, elegant tannins of this Bordeaux varietal carry these aromas and flavors to a long, silky and lingering finish.- Randy Ullom, Winemasater Compistion: 90% Merlot 5% Cabernet Sauvignon 3.5% Malbec 1% Petit Verdot 0.5% Cabernet Franc Aging: Aged 12 months in 62% French oak (5% new) and 38% American oak (5% new) T.A.: 0.56g/100mL pH: 3.64 Alcohol: 13.5%

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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

External Reviews for Kendall-Jackson Merlot Vintner's Reserve Sonoma County

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/08/2018

Tasting Notes: Intricate layers of black cherry, plum, currant, and wild berry mingle with a hint of spice. The soft, delicate, elegant tannins of this Bordeaux varietal carry these aromas and flavors to a long, silky and lingering finish.- Randy Ullom, Winemasater Compistion: 90% Merlot 5% Cabernet Sauvignon 3.5% Malbec 1% Petit Verdot 0.5% Cabernet Franc Aging: Aged 12 months in 62% French oak (5% new) and 38% American oak (5% new) T.A.: 0.56g/100mL pH: 3.64 Alcohol: 13.5%


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2013 09/18/2016

Tasting Notes: Intricate layers of black cherry, plum, currant, and wild berry mingle with a hint of spice. The soft, delicate, elegant tannins of this Bordeaux varietal carry these aromas and flavors to a long, silky and lingering finish. — Randy Ullom, Winemaster Growing Regions: 88% Sonoma County 9% Mendocino County 3% Napa County Composition: 93% Merlot 4% Cabernet Sauvignon 1.5% Cabernet Franc 1% Malbec 0.5% Petit Verdot Alcohol: 14.5% T.A.: 0.57/100ml pH: 3.62


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 11/18/2015

Winemaking Philosophy: For nearly three decades, Kendall-Jackson has remained relentlessly committed to producing only the finest quality wines from grapes grown in California’s cool coastal vineyards. We carefully match climates and soil types for each grape varietal, and then handcraft each vineyard lot throughout the entire winemaking process. Our proprietary approach to winemaking has earned us our world-renowned reputation for red wines that consistently exhibit intense layers of flavor with complexity and balance. Tasting Notes: Intricate layers of black cherry, plum, currant, and wild berry mingle with a hint of spice. The soft, delicate, elegant tannins of this Bordeaux varietal carry these aromas and flavors to a long lingering finish. — Randy Ullom, Winemaster Growing Regions: 99% Sonoma County, with the balance from Mendocino and Napa Counties Composition: 97% Merlot 2.3% Malbec 0.7% Cabernet Sauvignon Alcohol: 14.5% T.A.: 0.58/100ml pH: 3.56



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