Kendall-Jackson Vintners Reserve Merlot 2013
With broad appeal there's tremendous value in this well-made wine.
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.
'There's tremendous value in this well-made wine. It's savory in its mix of dried herb and plum notes, with smooth, softened tannins and judicious use of oak that lends richness to the palate. It'll appeal broadly.' 90 Points, Virginie Boone, Wine Ethusiast Magazine
Founded in 1982, the Kendall-Jackson story is one of family, quality and stewardship.
Jess Jackson purchases an 80-acre pear and walnut orchard and replants it with Chardonnay grapevines in Lake County, just north of Napa Valley. Jess and family set out to make a premium, yet affordable, California wine.
In March of 1997, Randy Ullom was named Winemaster for Kendall-Jackson Winery, a distinction he still holds today. Ullom’s unusual title “Winemaster” reflects his intimate involvement in the intricacies of the viticultural and winemaking programs of Kendall-Jackson.
The flagship wines from the winery - Vintner's Reserve highlight the vivid fruit flavors from California's cool coast.