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Kendall Jackson Vintners Reserve Vintners Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1996

External Review by Premier Wine & Spirits:

Good red-ruby. Sweet, tangy, rather Pinot-like aromas of blueberry, raspberry, chocolate and spicy oak. Lush, sweet and accessible; here the sound acids serve to frame the fruit. A distinctly user-friendly style, finishing with sweet tannins.

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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 Vintners Reserve Vintners Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

Good red-ruby. Sweet, tangy, rather Pinot-like aromas of blueberry, raspberry, chocolate and spicy oak. Lush, sweet and accessible; here the sound acids serve to frame the fruit. A distinctly user-friendly style, finishing with sweet tannins.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

Medium-bodied, with a smoky, rustic, barnyard-streak to the black cherry and tar flavors. finishes with leathery tannins. Drink now through 2003.




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