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Kendall Jackson Vintner's Reserve Pinot Noir California 2005

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Tasting Notes "Black cherry fruit with velvety tannins typically found in hillside grapes along the North Coast combine with flavors of blackberry jam and currant from Monterey County. Oak aging adds hints of vanilla, cola and a soft, smoky finish." – Randy Ullom, Winemaster Wine Statistics Appellation: California Composition: 77% Pinot Noir with a splash of Syrah for texture Growing Regions: 62% Monterey County, 13% Mendocino County, 11% Sonoma County, 8% Santa Barbara County, All other counties less than 3% each Alcohol: 13.5% T.A.: 0.56g/100ml pH: 3.71

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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 Vintner's Reserve Pinot Noir California

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Snooth User: raindance
2001541,143
3.00 5
11/27/2009

Nice with Thanksgiving 2009 hors d'oeuvres


Snooth User: JBaldwinRN
33943117
1.00 5
11/16/2007

WOW. Pleasing dark, maroon color. Nice mild fruity nose. First taste, well...bleh? Nothing strikes me as "mmmm" about this wine with first the first taste. Actually quite bland to be honest. Nothing jumps out to me. The finish is even worse. It started out bland and finishes extremely bitter. Leaves me smacking my lips and trying to figure out "what the heck just happened in my mouth?" I'm still trying to figure out what it is without having to take another sip. I'm not quite sure if it's overly tannic; or ... hmmm, just not sure. The finish isn't very dry, it's just overly bitter. I had actually originally rated this wine an 83, but now I'm going back and rating it low 70's. Sorry, it's just not very good on my palate.


Snooth User: powa2004
8580524
4.00 5
03/13/2009

Four glasses



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Tasting Notes "Black cherry fruit with velvety tannins typically found in hillside grapes along the North Coast combine with flavors of blackberry jam and currant from Monterey County. Oak aging adds hints of vanilla, cola and a soft, smoky finish." – Randy Ullom, Winemaster Wine Statistics Appellation: California Composition: 77% Pinot Noir with a splash of Syrah for texture Growing Regions: 62% Monterey County, 13% Mendocino County, 11% Sonoma County, 8% Santa Barbara County, All other counties less than 3% each Alcohol: 13.5% T.A.: 0.56g/100ml pH: 3.71

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