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Kendall-Jackson Avant Chardonnay 2015

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This refreshing Chardonnay erupts with captivating layers of fresh pineapple, bright green apple, crisp Meyer lemon, juicy pear and wildflowers. It shows refreshing acidity and sleek mineral notes which are balanced by a rounded mid-palate and a long, pure fruit finish.

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Kendall-Jackson:
  Jess Stonestreet Jackson, founder of Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates, was a legend in the wine industry. Thanks to his dedication and skill, he popularized Chardonnay in the United States, with the best-selling Chardonnay in America for over 20 years. In 1983, just one year after he founded Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates, his Chardonnay won the first double Platinum Award ever given by... Read more
  Jess Stonestreet Jackson, founder of Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates, was a legend in the wine industry. Thanks to his dedication and skill, he popularized Chardonnay in the United States, with the best-selling Chardonnay in America for over 20 years. In 1983, just one year after he founded Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates, his Chardonnay won the first double Platinum Award ever given by the American Wine Competition. Jackson passed away on April 21, 2011, at the age of 81, leaving behind the highest-selling brand of “super-premium” wine in the United States. In 1974, Jess Jackson and his wife, Jane Kendall, purchased and converted a pear and walnut orchard in Lakeport, California into a vineyard. In 1982, a downturn in the grape market discouraged Jackson from selling grapes, so he took the opportunity to create his own winery, Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates. This was a wise decision, since today, with 14,000 acres across California’s Sonoma County and numerous distinctions, Kendall-Jackson is one of the most successful wineries in America. Read less

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Vintage: 2014 02/06/2016

This refreshing Chardonnay erupts with captivating layers of fresh pineapple, bright green apple, crisp Meyer lemon, juicy pear and wildflowers. It shows refreshing acidity and sleek mineral notes which are balanced by a rounded mid-palate and a long, pure fruit finish.


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Vintage: 2014 02/17/2016

A FRESH TAKE ON CHARDONNAY: Vivid, crisp and bright, Kendall-Jackson AVANT delivers a fresh and dynamic take on Chardonnay. Cold fermented in a combination of stainless steel tanks and neutral oak barrels helps to preserve the vibrance of the fruit’s character. Stainless steel tanks retain fresh, fruit flavors of green apple and lemon drop, while the subtle use of neutral oak adds a graceful structure. TASTING NOTES: This refreshing Chardonnay erupts with captivating layers of pineapple, bright green apple and fresh Meyer lemon, juicy pear and wildflowers. It shows refreshing acidity and sleek mineral notes which are balanced by a rounded mid-palate and a long, pure fruit finish. Alcohol: 13.5% T.A.: 0.64g/100ml pH: 3.48


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Vintage: 2013 02/09/2015

The slightly more expensive 2013 Chardonnay Avant comes from their vineyards in Santa Barbara, Mendocino and Monterey. Half of it’s fermented in neutral oak and the balance in stainless steel. But again, the emphasis is on fresh, melony, apple-skin and vague tropical fruits in an uncomplicated and naked, zesty style. This is medium-bodied and there are 160,000 cases of it. These wines are meant to be drunk in their first 12–16 months of life after release.


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Vintage: 2013 12/12/2014

Vivid, crisp and bright - the brand new Avant Chardonnay continues the nearly three decades of pioneering distinguished varietal wines from California's cool coastal appellations. Avant is very different from KJ's traditional rich, creamy styles of Chardonnay. Wine Enthusiast Magazine said "This unoaked Chardonnay represents its genre beautifully. It has fresh apple aromas with a hint of honey, just-ripe pear flavors, good acidity and a relaxed texture. Very refreshing, bright and easy to enjoy."


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Vintage: 2013 02/09/2015

This unoaked Chardonnay represents its genera beautifully. It has fresh apple aromas with a hint of honey, just-ripe pear flavors, good acidity and a relaxed texture. Very refreshing, bright and easy to enjoy.


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Vintage: 2012 02/19/2015

This refreshing Chardonnay erupts with captivating layers of fresh pineapple, bright green apple, crisp Meyer lemon, juicy pear and wildflowers. It shows refreshing acidity and sleek mineral notes which are balanced by a rounded mid-palate and a long, pure fruit finish. - Winery Growing Regions: 48% Monterey County 25% Mendocino County 16% Sonoma County 11% Santa Barbara County Alcohol: 13.5% T.A.: 0.58 pH: 3.55


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Vintage: 2012 07/31/2013

This refreshing Chardonnay erupts with captivating layers of fresh pineapple, bright green apple, crisp Meyer lemon, juicy pear and wildflowers. It shows refreshing acidity and sleek mineral notes which are balanced by a rounded mid-palate and a long, pure fruit finish. - WineryGrowing Regions:48% Monterey County25% Mendocino County16% Sonoma County11% Santa Barbara CountyAlcohol: 13.5%T.A.: 0.58pH: 3.55


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