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Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Wine Review

Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Sonoma County, California, United States

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $35.95

Drink: 2015-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Kendall-Jackson

Agent: Breakthru Beverage Canada Inc.

Natalie's Score: 90/100

Such an elegant, yet expressive Californian Cabernet on the nose. Aromas of blackcurrant cassis mingle with dried herbs and cigar box. The palate opens to layers of dark fruit anise and smoke. Terrific balance, depth and length with a dry finish. This Californian red wine is made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown in Sonoma, mostly Knights Valley. It's actually a blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, and a splash of Petit Verdot, Merlot and Cabernet Franc grapes. The wine was matured in French oak barrels mostly, with a few American oak barrels for the 2012 vintage. Pair with filet mignon or lamb with rosemary.

Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: lamb, pork tenderloin, pepper steak, hamburgers, cheese.

Luscious Lamb Wine

This Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 was reviewed on October 31, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

The 2012 vintage of this Californian Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Reserve is a great expression of Sonoma County terroir and climate. Dried herbs and black fruit on the finish. - Community Wine Reviews.

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