Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Merlot

Grand Reserve Sonoma County Merlot 2013

Our Grand Reserve Merlot is crafted with grapes hand-selected from specific areas of our Jackson Estates Grown vineyards in Sonoma County. An intense concentration of black fruit and dark chocolate is enhanced by 14 months of oak barrel aging. There is seductive fruit tone on the nose and a long, velvety finish.

$26
/bottle
$20.80 for Wine Club Members (Join)
Wine Facts
Appellation
Sonoma County
Composition
98% Merlot 0.9% Cabernet Franc 0.7% Malbec 0.3% Cabernet Sauvignon 0.1% Petit Verdot
T.A.
0.58/100ml
pH
3.6
Alc %
14.5%

Winemaking

Pre-fermentation cold-soak adds layers of complexity by extracting a silkier tannin profile and aged 17 months in 88% French oak (28% new).

Vineyards

Sonoma County mountain, ridge and hillside estate fruit translates to high-toned red and black fruit, with distinct rich tannins and a soft lingering finish.

red currant and mixed cherry flavors with notes of chocolate and cedar box
Primary Aromas & Flavors
bacon-wrapped stuffed dates
Food & Wine Paring
55° F
Ideal Serving Temperature
bordeaux
Ideal Glass Shape