Kendall-Jackson

Vintner's Reserve Sonoma County Merlot

8.7253 ratings
8.33 pro ratings
Sonoma County, California, USA
Merlot
Top Notes For
Irby Wood

Found this little gem at a small retail store in Santa Fe, a 2003 Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Merlot. This 11 year-old wine still has some real interesting current and pomegranate notes with some coffee, pipe tobacco and cedar notes. For $20, this was a great find and a lot of fun to play with. The KJ wines really do age beautifully!

Found this little gem at a small retail store in Santa Fe, a 2003 Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Merlot. This 11 year-old wine still has some real interesting current and pomegranate notes with some coffee, pipe tobacco and cedar notes. For $20, this was a great find and a lot of fun to play with. The KJ wines really do age beautifully!

1 person found it helpfulJul 24th, 2014
Boris Mathiszik

Nice Merlot, seemed not very well rounded when first opened. Next day, this wine had really opened up and become smooth and silky.

Nice Merlot, seemed not very well rounded when first opened. Next day, this wine had really opened up and become smooth and silky.

May 10th, 2015
Dani Jensen-DeNofa

Did not like at first. Came back to it a couple days later and don’t hate it.

Did not like at first. Came back to it a couple days later and don’t hate it.

Jun 2nd, 2018
Cynthia O

Meh. Okay. Not the greatest. I would not pay full price for the bottle.

Meh. Okay. Not the greatest. I would not pay full price for the bottle.

Oct 15th, 2017
Neal Ferry

There was a time when I thought this was the best Merlot made.... it was about $8 then... just paid $15.49 and saved about $4.50 with the grocery shoppers discount card....still fairly stellar

There was a time when I thought this was the best Merlot made.... it was about $8 then... just paid $15.49 and saved about $4.50 with the grocery shoppers discount card....still fairly stellar

May 27th, 2017
Nicholas Wicks

A little spicy for a cab, not great but not bad.

A little spicy for a cab, not great but not bad.

Mar 3rd, 2017
Tim
8.5

Smooth taste, sweet.

Smooth taste, sweet.

Dec 20th, 2016
Eric Nesto

What else would you drink when your girlfriend makes you watch endless sex and the city

What else would you drink when your girlfriend makes you watch endless sex and the city

Nov 17th, 2016
Bryan M. Proctor

Wonderfully smooth.

Wonderfully smooth.

Nov 1st, 2016
A
7.8

Poco raffinato, specie per una riserva! Spiccata acidità, tannini un po' aggressivi.

Poco raffinato, specie per una riserva! Spiccata acidità, tannini un po' aggressivi.

Jul 31st, 2016