Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay Avant 2011

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Kendall-Jackson makes the top selling Chardonnay wines in the country due to their consistency of fruit coming from the coastline of California, great value, and combination of tropical fruits layered with wildflowers, sleek minerality, and refreshing acidity. "Vivid, crisp and bright, the 2011 Kendall-Jackson Avant Chardonnay continues our nearly three decades of pioneering distinguished varietal wines from California's cool coastal appellations."Winery Website

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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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External Reviews for Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay Avant

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/28/2013

There’s a mellow, honeyed richness to this Chardonnay, with apricot, orange, mango and vanilla flavors making it especially tasty. It’s a flamboyant, complex wine at a great price, and easy to find, with 84,000 cases produced.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/30/2013

The 2011 Chardonnay Avant is another tasty, accessible, entry-level white. Lemon, pastry and white flowers all take shape in the glass. The Avant is aged 60% in steel, which is meant to differentiate it from the flagship Vintner’s Reserve in this part of the price range, but I don’t see quite the distinctiveness this wine showed last year. Anticipated maturity: 2013–2016.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/30/2013

Clean and refreshing, with lively quince, green apple, citrus and spice notes. Turns simple on the finish. Drink now.



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Kendall-Jackson makes the top selling Chardonnay wines in the country due to their consistency of fruit coming from the coastline of California, great value, and combination of tropical fruits layered with wildflowers, sleek minerality, and refreshing acidity. "Vivid, crisp and bright, the 2011 Kendall-Jackson Avant Chardonnay continues our nearly three decades of pioneering distinguished varietal wines from California's cool coastal appellations."Winery Website

Dietary Information: Kosher


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