2004 Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
"Well-defined currants, blackberry, blueberry and cassis make for abundant fruit on the attack. Sturdy, complex tannins balance the acidity throughout. Notes of smoke, mocha, cedar and lots of rich oak round off the long, earthy, heady finish." –Randy Ullom, Winemaster
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines88% Sonoma County; 12% Napa County. 14% Merlot; 2% Petit Verdot. Mildly minty and kissed with wisps of dried herbs in its otherwise creamy, cherry-like nose, this well-ripened wine is both full in body and slightly soft on the palate. It is firmed up by a welcome bit of last-minute tannin, but it dries just enough to be noticeable and its prospects for improvement with age are fairly modest.
Vintage ChartRating for United States-California: 91 (slightly better than average year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: drink now<br/>