Kendall Jackson Grand Reserve Merlot, Sonoma County, 2006

Elevated and cooler estate vineyards in Sonoma County give extra hangtime because of their mountain altitude. This intense concentration of black fruit and dark chocolate is enhanced by 16 months of oak barrel aging (31% new french oak). Cold soak techniques add a seductive fruit tone in the nose that entices one, sip after sip. This method also adds to the supple palate and long velvety finish, the perfect ending. - Jess S. Jackson, Founder. Alc. 14.5% by vol.