Kendall-Jackson

2013 Grand Reserve Sonoma County Merlot

Merlot •Jackson Estates Vineyards

California: Sonoma County

Offer Expired:Jun 30, 2016 at 11:59 pm
$30.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

The 7%er

Today’s Kendall-Jackson 2013 Grand Reserve Sonoma County Merlot is made from the top 7% off KJs wine lots. This wine is 100% estate grown, certified sustainable by the CCSW (Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing) and SIP (Sustainability in Practice) certified.

It is an inexpensive treat that drinks like a much more expensive wine, making it a true High QPR steal.

Lush and fragrant - and a pleasure to inhale deeply - this wine exudes aromas of Bing cherry, wild strawberry, blackberry jam, cassis, Santa Rosa plum, cigar box, sweet oak and a hint of cracked peppercorn.

Very rich and flavorful, with black plum compote, grilled fig, smoky cherry, cigar box, dusty bramble, cocoa powder, dried earth, black currant, licorice and black pepper.

Kendall-Jackson wines are not all created equal. This wine, from the Grand Reserve series, is a really superb wine that isn’t widely available. Most of our Operatives won’t find this wine at their local grocery, or even their finer bottle shops.

We have it though, at a price that - once you’ve tasted it - that will make you feel like you stole it!

Reserve your quickly. We’ve purchased a big allocation from the winery, but it will go quickly. Our Operative’s love KJ, and they love a fantastic Merlot…

Tasting Profile

Look:

Dark purple at its heart, lighter purple at the edges. Tightly-packed legs move very slowly down the glass wall, foretelling the elegant feel of the wine.

Smell:

Bing cherry, wild strawberry, blackberry jam, cassis, Santa Rosa plum, cigar box, sweet oak and a hint of cracked peppercorn.

Taste:

Black plum compote, grilled fig, smoky cherry, cigar box, dusty bramble, cocoa powder, dried earth, black currant, licorice and black pepper.

Finish:

Initially lightweight on entry, this wine becomes quickly grippy as it transports flavors to the far corners of the palate.

Pairing:

The great thing about a solid Merlot like this one is that it can be paired with almost anything. We recommend something red and meaty, like a grilled Porterhouse with mushrooms, caramelized onions and bleu cheese. YUM!

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Mark Theis
Varietal
Merlot
Composition
98% Merlot
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0.9% Cabernet Franc 0.7% Malbec
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0.3% Cabernet Sauvignon
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0.1% Petite Verdot
Vintage
2013
Appellation
Sonoma County
Abv
14.5%
TA
0.58g/100ml
pH
3.60
Aging
17 months
Barrels
88% French oak, 28% new French oak and 12% American oak

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Jun 30, 2016 at 11:59 pm
$30.00
Avg. Price
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