Jackson Estate Santa Barbara County Grenache / Syrah / Mourvèdre 2017
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, Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Jan 2020
In the 2017 GSM, kirsch, hard candy and sweet floral notes are front and center. Medium in body, this supple, easygoing wine will drink well upon release. There is lovely aromatic lift here, but the fruit profile leans decidedly toward the riper end of the spectrum.
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.