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2007 Kendall-Jackson Highland Estates Trace Ridge Red Wine

ITEM 8310838 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

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2 $60
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92Robert M. Parker Jr. Graves-like nose of unsmoked cigar tobacco, crushed rocks, blueberries, black currant, and cherries, the wine is full-bodied, with silky tannins, an endearing, full-bodied texture, and a long finish.

92Wine Spectator

...nuanced...Bordeaux-like...flavors are of currants, blackberries, cherries, anise and cedar...



Kendall-Jackson was founded in 1974 when Jess Jackson, a San Francisco attorney, bought an 80-acre orchard in Lake County and replanted it into a vineyard. His first commercial release was the 1982 Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay which was immediately popular and critically acclaimed. Today the estate includes 10,545 acres and it produces numerous collections of wines. Though still known for its Chardonnay, it also produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and red and white blends. The long-time wine master at the estate is Randy Ullon. This estate is a major producer and Jackson, who died in 2011, went on to purchase other wineries in the region and around the world. Despite being part of a growing winemaking empire, Robert M. Parker Jr. wrote that the quality of the Kendall-Jackson estate wines is very high: “This is certainly an example of bigger being better.”