Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay California Vintner's Reserve 2010

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Sweet and quite spicy on the nose with heavy pineapple and papaya aromas topped with a bit of caramel and a touch of dried ginger. A bit round and ... Read more

Sweet and fruity on the nose with notes of pear and pineapple accented by toasty wood spice and some green sap wood notes. Rather rich in the mouth... Read more

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

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065184,782
3.00 5
12/18/2012

Sweet and quite spicy on the nose with heavy pineapple and papaya aromas topped with a bit of caramel and a touch of dried ginger. A bit round and heavy on entry with nice acidity, but dried fruit flavors make this seem a bit dull. The flavors tend towards the dried mango and pineapple end of the spectrum with a juicy pop of lemon on the midpalate and oak influences which are fairly restrained, adding a spicy underlay and framing notes of vanilla through the back end. The finish is simple with lemon juice and egg cream flavors. Serviceable if a bit anonymous. 84pts Acidity: Medium Perceived Sweetness: Low Oak: Medium Low Spicy Flavors: Medium Savory Flavors: Low Fruity Flavors: Medium Intensity of Flavor: Medium Weight in Mouth: Medium High


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065184,782
2.50 5
01/30/2012

Sweet and fruity on the nose with notes of pear and pineapple accented by toasty wood spice and some green sap wood notes. Rather rich in the mouth with vivid acids that more than balance out the sweetness. This is almost Loire Valley Chenin-like with its combination of sweetness and blazing acidity. The fruit has a nice creamy edge with lots of caramel corn framing notes to the core of pineapple and green apple fruit. Finishes with spice, a touch of heat and some zesty, acid-driven fruit flavors. A lot of wine, too much actually, with the acidity becoming intrusive as you get used to the sweetness here. I’d rather not. 83pts


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

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
03/27/2013

The 2010 Chardonnay Vintner’s Reserve wraps around the palate with layers of expressive fruit. Butterscotch, spices, flowers and hazelnuts add complexity. This is another fabulous value. The entire 2,000,000 case production is made from estate-owned vineyards, which is simply mind-boggling to contemplate. Frequent lees-stirring and aging in French oak barrels impart a level of textural richness that is uncommon for a wine in this price range. Anticipated maturity: 2012–2014.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
03/27/2013

This is clean and dry, with crisp acidity. It’s leaner than many richer Chardonnays, but shows plenty of wealth and creaminess, and citrus and pear flavors. A nice partner to roasted chicken or broiled halibut.


External Review
01/10/2013

This is clean and dry, with crisp acidity. Itandrsquo;s leaner than many richer Chardonnays, but shows plenty of wealth and creaminess, and citrus and pear flavors. A nice partner to roasted chicken or broiled halibut.


External Review
02/22/2012

"Beautifully integrated tropical flavors such as pineapple, mango, and papaya with citrus notes that explode in your mouth. These flavors delicately intertwine with aromas of vanilla and honey to create depth and balance throughout. A hint of toasted oak rounds out the long, lingering finish." - Randy Ullom, WinemasterStatistical Information: Appellation: CaliforniaComposition:100% ChardonnayGrowing Regions:51% Monterey County47% Santa Barbara County2% Sonoma CountyAlcohol: 13.8%T.A.: 0.70/100mlpH: 3.35


External Review
01/10/2013

The 2010 Chardonnay Vintnerandrsquo;s Reserve wraps around the palate with layers of expressive fruit. Butterscotch, spices, flowers and hazelnuts add complexity. This is another fabulous value. The entire 2,000,000 case production is made from estate-owned vineyards, which is simply mind-boggling to contemplate. Frequent lees-stirring and aging in French oak barrels impart a level of textural richness that is uncommon for a wine in this price range. Anticipated maturity: 2012andndash;2014.


External Review
11/01/2012

Displays a mix of fresh, lively, snappy citrus, nectarine and tangerine flavors that turn supple and fleshy. Drink now through 2020.


External Review
09/18/2013

"Beautifully integrated tropical flavors such as pineapple, mango, and papaya with citrus notes that explode in your mouth. These flavors delicately intertwine with aromas of vanilla and honey to create depth and balance throughout. A hint of toasted oak rounds out the long, lingering finish." - Randy Ullom, WinemasterStatistical Information:Appellation: CaliforniaComposition:100% ChardonnayGrowing Regions:51% Monterey County47% Santa Barbara County2% Sonoma CountyAlcohol: 13.8%T.A.: 0.70/100mlpH: 3.35 ** SOLD OUT **


Ratings & Tags for Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay California Vintner's Reserve

1119394 Snooth User: JustSayin
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3.00 5
11/11/2012

Winemaker's Notes:

"Undeniably the best Chardonnay for the price in the marketplace.... This crisp, medium-bodied, elegant, dry Chardonnay is an astonishing achievement considering the quantity produced as well as its price." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"Undeniably the best Chardonnay for the price in the marketplace.... This crisp, medium-bodied, elegant, dry Chardonnay is an astonishing achievement considering the quantity produced as well as its price." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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