Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Pinot Noir 2006

27 August, 2008
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Brand owner Jackson Family Estates

Produced in California

Size 75cl

Price £8.99-9.99, US$14-15

Abv 13.5

Markets US, UK

Contact: fells.co.uk


Jackson Family Estates (JFV) has introduced two wines into the UK through multiple retailer Tesco - the Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc - which give the California fixture some much-needed mid-priced level wines.

JFV focuses on cool, coastal, Californian vineyards and is said to have 5,700ha of vineyards, 95 per cent of which are in mountains, ridges, hillsides and benches.

Winemaker Randy Ullom describes the Pinot Noir as "black cherry fruit, with velvety tannins typically found in hillside grapes along the north coast, combined with flavours of blackberry jam and currant from Monterey County. Oak ageing adds hints of vanilla, cola and a soft, smoky finish".

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