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Lush tropical fruit intertwines with lemon,lime and floral notes. Elegantly layered, this wine exhibits a rich textur...Read more...
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Not much going on on the nose here. Dried lemon fruit is backed up with notes of vanilla, dried ginger and a curious cherry note. This is a little ... Read more
Very average. Nothing about this wine really sticks out. Read more
Too 'in your face' flavors in the body for me. Others may enjoy the boldness...I'm learning that I prefer subtleness Read more
RiceSelect's fragrant Jasmati® is blended with eggs, milk and fall's favorite spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, to create a delicious rice pudding, which is layered on top of fluffy cream cheese and abuttery pecan crust. Pairs well with a bold, tawny port with flavors of dried fruits, nuts, and spices.
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Editorial Reviews for Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay Grand Reserve California
Not much going on on the nose here. Dried lemon fruit is backed up with notes of vanilla, dried ginger and a curious cherry note. This is a little sweet on entry, though it is full and soft with plenty of acidity to help keep things fresh and in balance. The palate is all lemon and creamy with hints of peach and buttered popcorn adding complexity. Fading rather quickly on the modest finish which ends on some spicy, raw wood notes. This is kind of flashy but lacks a little substance. 86pts
Very average. Nothing about this wine really sticks out.
Too 'in your face' flavors in the body for me. Others may enjoy the boldness...I'm learning that I prefer subtleness
This Kendall-Jackson GR has a crowd-pleasing (and therefore seductive) air of toasty vanilla and apple on the nose. The entry is clean and smooth indicative of a well-made, meticulously crafted product that purposely seeks a wide appeal through reasonable pricing and "survey-validated" taste profile. There is some elegance here and very good value.
Average Chard, almost oakless. There are several better grocery store wines at this price-point. Not recommended for cooking.
If you want a big Chardonnay, this is a great one.
I'm a true Kendall Jackson chardonnay fan. This 2008 however is not as oaky and full bodied as what I would have expected from this vineyard. I was disappointed:(
The Kendall Jackson Grand Reserve has to be one of my favorite in-expensive white wines. Great value for a nice, crisp, dry chardonnay.
External Reviews for Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay Grand Reserve California
'Rich tropical fruit intertwines with grapefruit, lemon and candied lime peel. Elegantly layered, this wine exhibits a lush texture and firm backbone with a hint of vanilla and cinnamon spice to round out the long finish.' - Randy Ullom, Winemaster
Lots of oaky flavors mark this dry wine. Buttered toast, brown butter and vanilla flavors dominate the underlying peach, pear, citrus and mango flavors.
Deftly balanced, offering creamy oak notes, with touches of ripe pear, butterscotch and baked apple. A pleasant spiciness shows on the finish. Drink now.
Lush tropical fruit intertwines with lemon, lime and floral notes. Elegantly layered, this wine exhibits a rich texture and firm backbone with a hint of vanilla and spice to round out the long finish. - Randy Ullom, Winemaster
Elegant and tropical with hints of lemon oil essence, key lime and yellow grapefruit, joined by notes of pineapple and mango. Lushly layered and viscous with a firm acidity and creamy texture. - Winery
'Tropical flavors such as mango and pineapple dance with aromas of peach, apple and pear. Richly layered and balanced throughout. Lightly buttered toast headlines the indulgent, lingering finish.' - Randy Ullom, Winemaster
America’s favorite Chardonnay, in Reserve! A slightly drier, more elegant style than the classic Vintner’s series, the Grand Estates still showcases the heavy-handed oak and fresh tropical fruit that are hallmarks of the variety. Food pairing: pasta, poultry Flavor type: traditional Body type: full Finish: rich
Lush tropical fruit intertwines with lemon,lime and floral notes. Elegantly layered, this wine exhibits a rich texture and firm backbone with a hint of vanilla and spice to round out the long finish. The 2012 vintage in Santa Barbara and Monterey was very close to perfect, and high quality grapes were the norm in almost every block we harvested.
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