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According to Google Trends, the search term “fall red wines” is at an all-time high between late-August and mid-September.

Kendall-Jackson may be the producer of America’s #1 selling Chardonnay, but did you know that they are also a red wine powerhouse producing an array of award-winning Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot (which we hear might be having another comeback…) and Zinfandel varietals? In fact, Kendall-Jackson actually helped lead the charge for the new Petaluma Gap AVA, and the first Pinot Noir to bear this name on the label has been met with critical acclaim.

Here are 4 affordable bottles that offer the perfect transition from summer rosé to fall reds:

Kendall-Jackson 2017 Vintner’s Reserve Pinot Noir ($20)

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A 90 points & Editors’ Choice awarded wine from Wine Enthusiast 2019, this vintage brings ripe fruit flavors and a generous helping of oak spices make this full-bodied wine flavorful and easy to sip. It brings cinnamon and red cherry to the nose, and black cherry, cranberry and baking spices to the palate.

Kendall-Jackson 2016 Vintner’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon ($28)

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Floral and lifted, the 2016 offers terrific Cabernet aromatics to match its mid-weight structure and overall mouthfeel. Offered at a superb value, aromas of lush black cherry, blackberry and cassis fill the glass. Round, rich seamless tannins provide a robust backbone and supple mid-palate. Notes of cedar, vanilla and a hint of mocha linger on the finish.

Kendall-Jackson 2014 Grand Reserve Merlot ($26)

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An intense concentration of black fruit and dark chocolate is enhanced by 18 months of oak barrel aging, resulting in seductive fruit tone on the nose and a long, velvety finish.

Kendall-Jackson 2016 Vintner’s Reserve Zinfandel ($17)

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Filled with dynamic plum, raspberry jam and blackberry flavors from grapes grown in Mendocino and Sonoma County. Sultry cedar and spice accents linger on this captivating, long-finishing wine.

Üllo + 2 Angstrom Wine Glasses ($99.99)

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Named after one the smallest scientific units of measure, the Ångström™ wine glass is designed to amplify the complex flavors and aromas revealed by Selective Sulfite Capture™ purification. Each long stemmed glass is engineered with an ultra-wide bowl to enhance the subtleties of microscale wine compounds, while the tapered profile captures their complex aromas.

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