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2011 Kendall-Jackson Vineyard Highland Estates Merlot Grand Reserve California
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2011 Kendall-Jackson Vineyard Highland Estates Merlot Grand Reserve California

Producer: Kendall-Jackson Vineyard Highland Estates
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Merlot
Origin: California
Region: Other California

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It is remarkable that an industry essentially less than a half-century old could capture the attention of the American wine-buying public to the degree that California has. Powerful consumer interest in California wine is driven by two major factors. The more obvious reason is that California's best wines, which come from grapes grown in...

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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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