Kendall Jackson Vintner's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
|Region||California, Sonoma County|
Super-ripe dark cherry, red plum, chocolate, flowers and sweet spice are all kicked up in the racy, flamboyant 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Vintner's Reserve. Drink it over the next handful of years. This is so nicely done, especially considering its production of 160,000 cases. That's probably more than the sum of all the high-flying Napa Cabernets put together!
The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Vintner's Reserve (95% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and Merlot) is straighter and more focused, with plenty of red currants, black cherry, tobacco, and smoky oak notes as well as medium body and ripe tannins. It's nicely balanced, with ample fruit and texture and a great finish.
Sleek in feel, with an herb-laced cassis core and floral notes in the background. A light mineral twinge runs through the focused finish. Drink now through 2022.
Oaky and tannic up front, this wine settles into a balanced space of pencil shavings, cedar and red currant. Plum and dark-cherry flavors follow.