Kendall-Jackson Zinfandel Vintner's Reserve California 2012

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Sweet cherry fruit laced with vanilla, cola, and softly toasted spicy aromas greet the nose. An interesting wine that is perhaps a touch sweet but ... Read more

Sweet and caramelly on the nose with notes of carob, dill and smoke. This is broad and very soft in the mouth with spicy herbal/vanilla-tinged blac... Read more

The 2010 Zinfandel Vintner’s Reserve is another attractive, up-front wine in this entry-level series. Dark cherries, plums, tobacco, menthol and ha... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Kendall-Jackson Zinfandel Vintner's Reserve California

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,187
3.50 5
09/15/2014

Sweet cherry fruit laced with vanilla, cola, and softly toasted spicy aromas greet the nose. An interesting wine that is perhaps a touch sweet but offers an attractive blend of very-ripe plum date and black cherry flavors that are backed up with complicating notes of bitter spices and herbs and well integrated wood. The tannins build on the palate and this has a hint of black currant in the mouth, which along with the herbal character lends this a slightly Cabernet like tone on the palate, but this remains distinctly Zin like with power, weight, and complexity in the mouth and a rather long if slightly stick finish. 87pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,187
2.50 5
Vintage: 2010 08/07/2012

Sweet and caramelly on the nose with notes of carob, dill and smoke. This is broad and very soft in the mouth with spicy herbal/vanilla-tinged blackberry fruit topped with some dill and wood spice. You can’t fault it for lacking flavor or complexity, but it does feel extracted on the finish with surprising fruit tannins for Zinfandel. There is not much length here either. All in all, a perfectly serviceable and somewhat varietal Zin, but there are better options at this price. 84pts


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External Reviews for Kendall-Jackson Zinfandel Vintner's Reserve California

External Review
Vintage: 2010 11/20/2013

The 2010 Zinfandel Vintner’s Reserve is another attractive, up-front wine in this entry-level series. Dark cherries, plums, tobacco, menthol and hard candy are all layered into the expressive finish. The 2010 is varietally true, nicely balanced and reasonably priced. What else can you ask for? The 2010 is 80% Zinfandel and 20% Petite Sirah. Anticipated maturity: 2013–2016.


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Vintage: 2010 11/20/2013

This is a big, full Zinfandel that’s blended with 19% Petite Sirah and 1% Chardonnay. With the right balance between fruit and spice, the wine is a liquid version of blackberry jam on toast.


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Vintage: 2009 11/12/2013

Fruchtige Himbeer- und schwarze Steinfruchtaromen werden von leichten Schokoladentönen und braunem Zucker überlagert. Süsse Eiche mit einem würzigen, pfeffrigen Finish runden den Gaumen ab.


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Vintage: 2005 04/21/2010

Himbeer- und Steinfruchtaromen werden von leichten Schokoladentönen und braunem Zucker überlagert. Süsse Eiche mit einem würzigen, pfeffrigen Finish runden den Gaumen ab.


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Vintage: 2005 01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesPlum, raspberry and blackberry flavors are supported with solid tannins. Sultry cedar and spice accents linger on this captivating, longfinishing wine.


Ratings & Tags for Kendall-Jackson Zinfandel Vintner's Reserve California

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2010 05/04/2013

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2005 12/08/2008

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2005 06/05/2011

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2005 06/11/2008

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2005 05/31/2011

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2005 03/11/2008

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