Jackson Estate Santa Barbara County Grenache / Syrah / Mourvèdre 2018
Red currant and mixed wild cherry flavors with background notes of chocolate and cedar box. The Grand Reserve Grenache/Syrah/Mourvèdre wine is smooth and the chalky tannins are refined and elegant through the lengthy finish.
90 points, Jeb Dunnuck, jeb.dunnuck.com, Aug 2020
The 2018 Jackson Estate GSM is a blend of mostly Grenache and Syrah brought up in a mix of French and American oak, almost all older barrels. It has a juicy, blackberry, peppery, spice character as well as medium to full-bodied richness, ripe tannins, and a charming, undeniably delicious style. It reminds me of a solid Côtes du Rhône. Drink it over the coming 4-5 years.
Aged 11 months in 88% French oak, 11% new. Pre-fermentation cold-soak adds layers of complexity by extracting a silkier tannin profile along with open-top fermentation for enhanced, softer tannins; delestage as needed.
Crafted from the top Kendall-Jackson Rhone wine lots. 100% Jackson Estates Grown on vineyards that we own, ensuring that our precision
farming methods are used and the grapes are harvested at their peak potential.
All our estate vineyards are certified sustainable by the CCSW (Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing) and SIP (Sustainability in Practice) programs.