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.
89-91+ points, 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."
Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are from our high elevation mountain vineyards in Sonoma County and bring depth and richness to the meritage red wine., while Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc add complexity and structure.
Sourced between Alexander, Knights and Bennett Valley in Sonoma County, the fruit hails from high elevation mountain vineyards.