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Kendall Jackson Vintner's Reserve Merlot 2018 750ml
SKU: 3797

Kendall Jackson Vintner's Reserve Merlot 2018

  • jd88-90
  • we90
  • v88-90
  • ws87


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Category Red Wine
Origin California, Sonoma County
Brand Kendall Jackson
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
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.
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd88-90

Not yet bottled, the 2016 Merlot Vintner's Reserve checks in as 89.6% Merlot, 8.2% Malbec, and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, all aged 21 months in 74% French and 26% American oak, with roughly 20% being new. Plums, black cherries, and smoky earth notes as well as plenty of background herbal nuance all flow to a juicy, fruit-forward Merlot that has plenty of texture and length. It's certainly a very good wine.

June 14, 2019
Wine Enthusiast
  • we90

Herbal, meaty and generously fruity in plum and dark cherry, this wine is approachable and deeply concentrated, with ample complexity around its soft, supple tannin profile and integrated oak. The finish is textured and dusty in crushed rock.

April 1, 2020
  • v88-90

The 2016 Merlot Vintner's Reserve is a plump, yet delicate wine with lovely fruit intensity to match its gentle, mid-weight personality. I would prefer to drink it over the next few years, while the plum and blueberry flavors retain their youthful freshness.

May 2019
Wine Spectator
  • ws87

Medium-bodied, with a snap of black licorice to the dark berry and red fruit flavors. Chocolate and Asian spice notes show on the finish. Drink now. 50,486 cases made.

April 30, 2020

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