92
points

Jackson Estate Winemaster's Blend Red Wine Blend 2018

This Red Wine Blend shows bright red fruit with a fleshy mid-palate. Balanced with structured, elegant tannins.  A blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, with a little Petit Verdot added for complexity.

$50
/bottle
$40.00 for Wine Club Members (Join)
Wine Facts
Appellation
Alexander Valley, Sonoma County
Composition
50% Merlot, 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot
T.A.
0.59g/100m
pH
3.65
Alc %
14.5%

Acclaim

92 points, Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, July 2021

The deeper ruby/plum-hued 2018 Winemaster's Blend comes from the estate in Alexander Valley and I suspect is a mix of Bordeaux varieties, although I don't know the blend. Lots of red and black currants, tobacco, cedar pencil, and loamy soil notes define the nose, and this medium to full-bodied beauty is nicely textured, has wonderful overall balance, and enough structure and tannins to keep for a solid decade.

Winemaking

Jackson Estate wines showcase our cherished vineyard estate properties located on rare, coastal California terroir of mountain tops, ridges, hillsides and raised benchland soils. This limited release allows our winemakers to emphasize the extraordinary terroir of our unique properties and craft very small lots for refined palates.

AGING: 20 months in French Oak.

Vineyards

Established in 1984, the Alexander Valley AVA is a long, slim winegrowing region defined by the Russian River winding up its midline and the Mayacamas Mountains lining its eastern borders. The portion of the AVA we farm for this wine is comprised of mountains, ridges and hillsides and is filled with a diverse array of soils, mostly volcanic with a lot of fractured igneous rock in the rocky loam.

bright red fruit with a fleshy mid-palate
Primary Aromas & Flavors
pulled-pork, barbecue, asian style pork chops
Food & Wine Pairing
65° F
Ideal Serving Temperature
bordeaux
Ideal Glass Shape