Kendall-Jackson

Grand Reserve Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

8.987 ratings
8.44 pro ratings
Sonoma County, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

In 1983 K-J introduced Grand Reserve, a line of premium wines. Dark Ruby with aromas of dark fruits and pepper spice. Blended with small amounts of Cab Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec. Tried several times. On the palate plum and tart cherry with cacao and oak. Rustic tannins, medium finish ending with slight fruit tones. Just Ok, but past it’s prime. Not a fan, several others in similar price range are better.

In 1983 K-J introduced Grand Reserve, a line of premium wines. Dark Ruby with aromas of dark fruits and pepper spice. Blended with small amounts of Cab Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec. Tried several times. On the palate plum and tart cherry with cacao and oak. Rustic tannins, medium finish ending with slight fruit tones. Just Ok, but past it’s prime. Not a fan, several others in similar price range are better.

Jun 18th, 2020
Johanna Catchings

Bought in Sonoma with Ralph

Bought in Sonoma with Ralph

2 people found it helpfulAug 23rd, 2014
Chris Dockrey

Pretty bold red. Needs to breath for 5 minutes or be decanted. Overall nice red.

Pretty bold red. Needs to breath for 5 minutes or be decanted. Overall nice red.

1 person found it helpfulJun 10th, 2016
Steve Fadden

Dry sour cherry and a little bit of pepper

Dry sour cherry and a little bit of pepper

1 person found it helpfulSep 24th, 2015
Christanna Honer

Candied fruit--more accurately, the jarred" maraschino" cherries pumped full of artificial flavor & high fructose corn syrup. And then you made a pie with them. Tasted blind & two people called it a zin.

Candied fruit--more accurately, the jarred" maraschino" cherries pumped full of artificial flavor & high fructose corn syrup. And then you made a pie with them. Tasted blind & two people called it a zin.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 24th, 2015
Alexis Reeves

Not bad for grocery store wine. It's a little bit on the hot side but upon decanting it mellows out a bit.

Not bad for grocery store wine. It's a little bit on the hot side but upon decanting it mellows out a bit.

Dec 1st, 2014
Lori Gergel

NYE 2016

NYE 2016

Jan 20th, 2017
Michelle Connely

Consumed 8/2016. Received 12/2014. Should be consumed no later than 2019. This has Cassis, current and black cherry tones with enticing aromas of mocha, nutmeg and cinnamon.

Consumed 8/2016. Received 12/2014. Should be consumed no later than 2019. This has Cassis, current and black cherry tones with enticing aromas of mocha, nutmeg and cinnamon.

Sep 11th, 2016
Gustavo Cartagena

Too strong at the beginning. Nevertheless, nice acidity. Good balance. A decanter is a must for this wine.

Too strong at the beginning. Nevertheless, nice acidity. Good balance. A decanter is a must for this wine.

May 21st, 2016
Kevin Kennelly

Tastes exactly like I expect a Sonoma cab to taste.

Tastes exactly like I expect a Sonoma cab to taste.

Apr 10th, 2016