Vintner's Reserve Sonoma County Merlot 2014
Intricate layers of black cherry, plum, currant, and wild berry mingle with a hint of spice. The soft, delicate, elegant tannins of this Bordeaux varietal carry these aromas and flavors to a long, silky and lingering finish.
93 points, Robert Whitley, Wine Review Online, May 2017
Longtime K-J winemaker Randy Ullom has done wonders with the Vintner's Reserve program, consistently crafting impressive wines despite the significant volumes. The 2014 Vintner's Reserve Merlot is an excellent example. Well balanced and refined, it has an elegant mouthfeel, is very dry and shows nuances of red currants and plum, with a touch of wood spice and beautifully integrated tannins. A Platinum award-winner at the 2017 Critics Challenge.
Aged 12 months in 62% French oak (5% new) and 38% American oak (5% new)