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Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay California Vintner's Reserve 2001

Member Review by BelyeaAve:

I felt like I was drinking juice. Much too fruit-forward, and so acidic the second glass practically burned my tongue--which was a good thing because I couldn't taste it as well.

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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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Member Reviews for Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay California Vintner's Reserve

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Snooth User: BelyeaAve
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2.50 5
10/13/2012

I felt like I was drinking juice. Much too fruit-forward, and so acidic the second glass practically burned my tongue--which was a good thing because I couldn't taste it as well.


Snooth User: dpezz
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4.00 5
01/05/2008

I thought this was a wonderful chard for the middle of the road, everyday drinking. Oaky for some, but I like oak.


Snooth User: Gareth Davis
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0.00 5
04/04/2012

Not bad


Snooth User: tmarman
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1.50 5
07/08/2010

One and a half glasses


External Reviews for Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay California Vintner's Reserve

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

A blend of Santa Barbara, Monterey and Sonoma in true K-J style, and very good in a generic sort of way. What it lacks in terroir it makes up for in flamboyantly ripe fruit. Impresses for its lush, creamy texture, layers of smoky oak and long, spicy finish.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

Produced from Jess Jacksonrsquo;s vineyards in Santa Barbara, Monterey, and Sonoma. It possesses plenty of ripe tropical fruit, medium body, more oak, but less charm than the Vintnerrsquo;s Reserve Chardonnay, largely because of the wood component.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

The softly scented, white berry fruit relies on oak for its structure, a smooth wine with a touch of bitterness in the end to balance the sweetness. The blunt oak needs some air, or a creamy veal stew.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

A flavorful mix of pineapple, orange peel, toasty oak and vanilla flavors that finish with a twang of citrus. Drink now.



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