K-J Highland Estates

Owner(s) Kendell-Jackson Estates
Web site www.kj.com/wines/highland-estates
 
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Part of the Kendall-Jackson wine empire (America's ninth largest wine company, fourth largest family-owned company), this is KJ’s newest appellation project. The point of the Highland Estates wines is that they are made with grapes sourced exclusively from various estate-owned hillside and benchland vineyards from a myriad of regions up and down the California coast, No blending is done as blending fruit from those vineyards with other grape sources would mitigate the purpose of the endeavor which is intended to delineate the terroir from high-ground grapes cultivated from seven AVAs. The Pinot Noir comes from Arroyo Seco Highlands in Monterey.

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2003 K-J Highland Estates Seco Highlands Arroyo Seco Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., $33. · The aromatics are attractive with hi-tone cherries and spice. The flavors serenade with pleasing cherries, berries, and Asian spice. The texture is soft and oily. Over time, the wine picks up intensity with a more saturated cherry core, toast highlights, and more body. Very decent. Reviewed April 30, 2007 ARTICLE »