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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Kendall-Jackson Stature Red
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17½/20

Kendall-Jackson Stature Red 2013

Napa Valley, California, United StatesStature is the pinnacle of Kendall-Jackson winemaking and the vision of winemaker Randy Ullom. Cold-soaked for 4 days and fermented for 16 more days the cabernet is crafted to tell the story of origin among the volcanic and rocky hills and ridges high above the floors of the Alexander and Knights valleys. In 2013 Stature is 100 percent cabernet sauvignon grown 60/40 in Alexander Valley / Knights Valley. Ullom works the wine 21 months in all French barriques, of which 59 percent are new. The reduction in oak and ageing looks good on the 2013. It’s still blockbuster California cabernet sauvignon and after all is said and done, KJ only made 215 cases from its extensive cabernet holdings. It’s a giant with warm, powerful fruit and a world of dense tannins. There is no need to drink this for a decade but it will keep through 2030.Tasted: 08 March 2017Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 169.00 speculative listing - Summit Fine Wines AB 170.00 fine wine shops ON 107.00 QC 109.00 Producer: Kendall-Jackson Vineyards and WineryCSPC: 401414UPC: 081584000044