Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay California Vintner's Reserve 2006

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The 2006 Grand Reserve Chardonnay which is aged 8 months in acombination of French and American oak and put through malolacticfermentation is a crossappellation blend of 55% from Monterey and 45%from Santa Barbara Gorgeous tropical fruits pineapple in particularas well as honeysuckle and some floral notes jump from the glass of thispure rich wine that exhibits subtle oak but is dominated by its fruitIts a beauty that should drink nicely for several years Remarkablythere are 170000 cases of it!

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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: bassman
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4.00 5
08/05/2008

Wonderful apple and pear scents. Smooth going down.


Snooth User: show
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3.00 5
02/10/2009

Well balanced fruitiness, acid and oak flavor.


Snooth User: drake42
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4.00 5
01/01/2009

A friend brought this over and after hanging out in the fridge for a while, I decided to open it up. Always a nice surprise when the obligatory guest-provided wine turns out to be a good one. Loved the pineapple and the finish.


Snooth User: seswift
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0.50 5
11/11/2009

Hate to be a spoiler on this much- acclaimed wine but i found it to be simply 'sour' and with far too much of a charred taste, would have simply liked the grapes to speak for themselves, much too ambitious


Snooth User: Luchi
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4.50 5
01/08/2010

I Loved this wine, smooth with great taste, was sorry when it was gone.


Snooth User: JanetE
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5.00 5
11/22/2009

There's not much that I know about wines except I know what I like and KJ Grand Reserve is the best Chardonnay I've ever had. It is smooth and does not have the bite that most other Chardonnays have. It's hard to find in my area (Vintner's Reserve is all over but is not as good). Try a bottle...I think you'll like it.


Snooth User: NuttyNurd
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0.00 5
07/11/2009

Excellent everyday wine. Love to drink it alone or with a meal.


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

External Review
04/30/2010

Kendall Jackson Chardonnay Grand Reserve 2006 and all other premium wine from Kendall-Jackson available at discounted prices at CheaperCigars.com. We also carry many other premium wine lables from USA and all over the world.


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Advocate ReviewOne of the finest values in Chardonnay in the market is the 2006 Grand Reserve Chardonnay, which is aged 8 months in a combination of French and American oak, and put through malolactic fermentation. It is a cross-appellation blend of 55% from Monterey and 45% from Santa Barbara. Gorgeous tropical fruits, pineapple in particular, as well as honeysuckle and some floral notes jump from the glass of this pure, rich wine that exhibits subtle oak but is dominated by its fruit. Its a beauty that should drink nicely for several years. Drink 2007 - 2010.Wine Tasting NotesElegant and tropical with hits of lemon and other citrus fruits. Notes of Fuji apple carry throughout this beautifully balanced and delightful Chardonnay. Lushly layered with an enchanting creamy texture and a finish that lingers on and on.


External Review
04/30/2010

Kendall Jackson Chardonnay Camelot Highlands Highland Estate 2006 and all other premium wine from Kendall-Jackson available at discounted prices at CheaperCigars.com. We also carry many other premium wine lables from USA and all over the world.


External Review
04/09/2008

Toasted hazelnut aromas lead to a supple mouth feel with flavors of brown butter and honey.


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Advocate ReviewThe 2006 Vintners Reserve Chardonnay is certainly one of the best Chardonnays for the money. This wine, which all comes from coastal vineyards owned by Jackson, is 90% barrel-fermented and put through 100% malolactic, which is remarkable given the quantity of wine made. The wine is also consistent unless it is beaten up in the distribution chain or by retailers with questionable storage. Crisp orange marmalade and lemon oil notes as well as some tropical fruits always characterize this wine, which seems to show very little evidence of oak, with gorgeously lush fruit, and zesty acidity in a fresh, lively style. Its a remarkable value. It is best drunk in its first year of release, before the newest vintage (2007) hits the market.Wine Tasting NotesThis exceptionally high quality wine is bursting with tropical flavors such as mango and pineapple. Delightful aromas and flavors of peach, Gala apple, lemon, lime and pear are layered with butterscotch and subtle toasty oak. Fat and sensual, yet dry and balanced with a long, lightly-creamy finish.


External Review
10/15/2009

"Lush and tropical with bright citrus notes and ripe apple flavors. Sur lie aged, and beautifully balanced, this Chardonnay is richly layered with elegance and a creamy texture enhanced from the gentle stirring of the lees. A delight for the senses." – Randy Ullom, Winemaster. Scored 90 points by Robert Parker.


External Review
02/27/2009

"Lush and tropical with bright citrus notes and ripe apple flavors. Sur lie aged, and beautifully balanced, this Chardonnay is richly layered with elegance and a creamy texture enhanced from the gentle stirring of the lees. A delight for the senses." – Randy Ullom, Winemaster <small> The most recent available vintage will be sent, it may vary from the vintage indicated above.



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