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Kendall-Jackson Merlot Vintner's Reserve California
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Crowd Pleaser
02/22/2003
by BWI Flyer
Now that merlots are so popular, I've found this one to be particularly popular when I throw a party or have people over for dinner. I've yet to have any of my guests say anything but good things about it -- and I must say, I rather do like it myself! Quite a good value for the money. Make sure you get the "Vintner's Reserve" -- there are several different types of K-J merlot, haven't tried the higher end, but this one is really good for its price point.
very good
12/28/2004
by Stevo the Wino
You can't go wrong with the KJ merlots. The vintner's reserve is very good but also try the grand reserve merlot it is also very good. K-J puts out great wine and easy on the wallet.
WhineKnot
02/18/2006
by Wine11929991
Steady bottle to bottle...reserved, fruit action (Dick Button comes to mind)...good for the price

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Merlot

Merlot enjoyed a surge in popularity in the 1990s as consumers suddenly discovered that they could enjoy aromas and flavors similar to those of Cabernet in a fleshier, softer wine with smoother tannins. A wave of Merlot plantings followed, frequently in soils and microclimates completely inappropriate for this variety, and the market was soon...
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