Kendall Jackson Vintner's Reserve Zinfandel, Jackson Estate, California, 2014
Vintner's Reserve. For more than two decades, my family has sourced fruit from mountain and hillside vineyards to bring you flavorful wines. As a family-owned winery, we are farmers first and foremost. We have hillside and mountain vineyards in California ranging from the north in Mendocino County to the south in Santa Barbara County. The combination of family ownership and family culture provides us with a distinct advantage. It affords us the ability to take the no-compromise position required to grow world class grapes while continuing to respect the land by harvesting our mountain, hillside and benchland vineyards with care. I assure you that family means quality--in our vineyards, in our winemaking and in our wines. Nowhere is this quality commitment more evident than in our Zinfandel. A California native grape, our winemakers have selectively harvested this grape in steep rocky soil areas that force the vines to fight for nutrients. This translates to grapes wiht intense flavor and color. Zesty raspberry flavors from Mendocino, plum notes from Paso Robles and the distinctive Sonoma County blackberry zing. Aging in small oak barrels imparts cedar and spice accents on the finish. Contains sulfites. Alc. 13.5% by vol.