Vintner's Reserve Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Aromas of lush black cherry, blackberry and cassis draw you in. Round, rich seamless tannins provide a robust backbone and supple mid-palate. Notes of cedar, vanilla and a hint of mocha linger on the finish.
90 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous, May 2019
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Vintner's Reserve is another terriffc, entry-level wine from Kendall-Jackson. Floral and lifted, the 2016 offers terriffc Cabernet aromatics to match its mid-weight structure and overall feel. The 2016 is tasty, not to mention a superb value. Drinking window: 2019 - 2024
Aged 10 months in French (59%) oak barrels, American (29%) oak barrels, and stainless steel. 87% Sonoma County, 11% Mendocino County, 2% Napa Valley.
Artisan winemaking techniques, such as cold soaking and extending maceration were used to enhance and simultaneously soften the tannins, deepen the color and intensify the flavors.
Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are blended with Merlot for softness, Cabernet Franc for tannins, and Petit Verdot to enhance the mouthfeel, Malbec for roundness.
Sonoma County mountain and hillside vineyards add black cherry flavors and superb wine structure.
Mendocino County mountain vineyards impart blackberry and mocha flavors.