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    Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
    Cabernet Sauvignon - Sonoma County, California

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    Region: Sonoma County, California

    Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

    Style: Big & Bold

    Item no. 97930

    Winemaker's Notes:

    A blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.5% Cabernet Franc, 1.0% Petit Verdot and 0.5% Malbec.

    Well-defined currants, blackberry, blueberry and cassis make for abundant fruit on the attack. Sturdy, complex tannins balance the acidity throughout. Notes of smoke, mocha, cedar and lots of rich oak round off the long, earthy, heady finish.

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    Jane Jones (2/5/2011)
    I bought this bottle at the local wine emporium for 32.99, mostly to blot out the memory of the night before, which I spent attempting to get drunk enough to appreciate Coppola's Director's Cut and had to pass out before any reward came. This was a little different. The nose is nice and grapey with no alcohol fumes to burst your capillaries on the first inhale. Top layer was grapey or cherryish but a little flat on complexity; mid-sip was still very fruity, and the finish was long with an interesting caramel pop at the very end. There is a type of high-end cabernet that almost feels like drinking some complex french broth; where one could almost taste beef or leeks in the moment between swallows so that drinking it on a cold night is almost as good as a meal. This wine *almost* makes it there and *almost* tastes french, with just a nanosecond of a memory of the perfume of Cote Du Rhone when it crosses your lips. All layers are balanced, fruity, but not sweet. I would not drink this on its own however, it just doesn't have the gravitas; there are layers in the vintage but none inside each layer. I would call this a 300 thread count sip. Also: I think the Malbec was a mistake. I don't think Malbec belongs in a cab; it turns a red flavor into a purple one. Entirely different and not particularly appreciated.
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    Jane Jones (2/5/2011)
    I bought this bottle at the local wine emporium for 32.99, mostly to blot out the memory of the night before, which I spent attempting to get drunk enough to appreciate Coppola's Director's Cut and had to pass out before any reward came. This was a little different. The nose is nice and grapey with no alcohol fumes to burst your capillaries on the first inhale. Top layer was grapey or cherryish but a little flat on complexity; mid-sip was still very fruity, and the finish was long with an interesting caramel pop at the very end. There is a type of high-end cabernet that almost feels like drinking some complex french broth; where one could almost taste beef or leeks in the moment between swallows so that drinking it on a cold night is almost as good as a meal. This wine *almost* makes it there and *almost* tastes french, with just a nanosecond of a memory of the perfume of Cote Du Rhone when it crosses your lips. All layers are balanced, fruity, but not sweet. I would not drink this on its own however, it just doesn't have the gravitas; there are layers in the vintage but none inside each layer. I would call this a 300 thread count sip. Also: I think the Malbec was a mistake. I don't think Malbec belongs in a cab; it turns a red flavor into a purple one. Entirely different and not particularly appreciated.
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    Jane Jones (2/5/2011)
    I bought this bottle at the local wine emporium for 32.99, mostly to blot out the memory of the night before, which I spent attempting to get drunk enough to appreciate Coppola's Director's Cut and had to pass out before any reward came. This was a little different. The nose is nice and grapey with no alcohol fumes to burst your capillaries on the first inhale. Top layer was grapey or cherryish but a little flat on complexity; mid-sip was still very fruity, and the finish was long with an interesting caramel pop at the very end. There is a type of high-end cabernet that almost feels like drinking some complex french broth; where one could almost taste beef or leeks in the moment between swallows so that drinking it on a cold night is almost as good as a meal. This wine *almost* makes it there and *almost* tastes french, with just a nanosecond of a memory of the perfume of Cote Du Rhone when it crosses your lips. All layers are balanced, fruity, but not sweet. I would not drink this on its own however, it just doesn't have the gravitas; there are layers in the vintage but none inside each layer. I would call this a 300 thread count sip.
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    Jane Jones (2/5/2011)
    I bought this bottle at the local wine emporium for 32.99, mostly to blot out the memory of the night before, which I spent attempting to get drunk enough to appreciate Coppola's Director's Cut and had to pass out before any reward came. This was a little different. The nose is nice and grapey with no alcohol fumes to burst your capillaries on the first inhale. Top layer was grapey or cherryish but a little flat on complexity; mid-sip was still very fruity, and the finish was long with an interesting caramel pop at the very end. There is a type of high-end cabernet that almost feels like drinking some complex french broth; where one could almost taste beef or leeks in the moment between swallows so that drinking it on a cold night is almost as good as a meal. This wine *almost* makes it there and *almost* tastes french, with just a nanosecond of a memory of the perfume of Cote Du Rhone when it crosses your lips. All layers are balanced, fruity, but not sweet. I would not drink this on its own however, it just doesn't have the gravitas; there are layers in the vintage but none inside each layer. I would call this a 300 thread count sip.

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