2013 Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Merlot, Sonoma (750ml)

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Country: United States
Region: California
Sub-Region: Sonoma
Grape Varietal: Merlot
Review Score: 91WE, 89WA
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

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This is an impressive undertaking, made from estate vineyards across the region, all certified sustainable. Medium in build and intensity, it allows acidity to balance out the strong, interwoven tannin and power to remain buoyant in high-toned cherry and currant. It finishes with a flourish of cinnamon spice.

91 points, Wine Enthusiast (Sep 2016)

Even better than the Vintner's Reserve is the 2012 Merlot Grand Reserve, which comes from their estate vineyards in Sonoma. This is a 21,000-case cuvée, and for the extra few dollars, I’d opt for this one. Espresso roast interwoven with blackcurrant and black cherry fruit, forest floor, vanilla and spice jump from the glass of this wine, which is essentially 100% Merlot (in actuality 99.7%, with the rest Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec). About 22% new French oak was used in the upbringing of this wine. It should drink nicely for 7-8 years.

89 points, eRobertParker.com (Issue # 216 - Dec 2014)