Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Red Meritage

Grand Reserve Sonoma County Red Meritage 2012

This Grand Reserve Red Meritage is a Bordeaux-style blend that produces aromas of black cherry, espresso, mulberry and light cedar which continue on the palate. The aromas are supported by firm tannins and a round finish that echoes with dark chocolate.

$35
/bottle
$28.00 for Wine Club Members (Join)
Wine Facts
Appellation
Sonoma County
Composition
30% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Merlot 14% Cabernet Franc 13% Malbec 13% Petit Verdot
T.A.
0.59g/100ml
pH
3.62
Alc %
14.5%

Acclaim

89-91+ points, Robert M. Parker Jr., Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Dec 2014 
"Moving toward their top-of-the-line proprietary reds, Kendall-Jackson’s 2012 Meritage Grand Reserve is 30.7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28.1% Merlot, 13.9% Cabernet Franc, 13.7% Malbec and 13.6% Petit Verdot, all coming from Sonoma and primarily aged in French oak (28% was new). Licorice, graphite, mulberry and black cherry fruit jump from the glass of this medium-bodied, nicely concentrated wine with sweet tannin and toasty oak in the background."

Vineyards

Sourced between Alexander, Knights and Bennett Valley in Sonoma County, the fruit hails from high elevation mountain vineyards.

aromas of black cherry, espresso, mulberry and light cedar. Finishes with dark chocolate.
Primary Aromas & Flavors
red wine caramelized pork belly
Food & Wine Paring
65° F
Ideal Serving Temperature
bordeaux
Ideal Glass Shape