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2002 Kendall-Jackson Merlot Vintner's Reserve California
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I just had a bottle.... Good...
by Barrett12224132
I had it with a grilled steak and I think it was better with my Coffee yogurt and Black berries… I have not yet been able to observe the fruity mold flavor, but with this wine I think I have it… I would drink this one soon… I had a 2003 last week and it tasted much fresher…
Tame but Enjoyable
by Weaver11668862
With Beef Vindaloo, this wine went down quite easily. Even enjoyable to finish the bottle after the meal.


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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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