Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay Grand Reserve California 2012

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Lush tropical fruit intertwines with lemon,lime and floral notes. Elegantly layered, this wine exhibits a rich textur...

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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

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Editorial Reviews for Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay Grand Reserve California

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,051
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 01/24/2012

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


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Snooth User: RandyFisher
1073394548
3.00 5
Vintage: 2011 09/30/2013

Very average. Nothing about this wine really sticks out.


Snooth User: JustSayin
1119394129
2.00 5
Vintage: 2010 12/22/2012

Too 'in your face' flavors in the body for me. Others may enjoy the boldness...I'm learning that I prefer subtleness


Snooth User: zufrieden
2593863,794
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 05/13/2012

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.


Snooth User: ff1959
38435128
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 02/20/2013

Average Chard, almost oakless. There are several better grocery store wines at this price-point. Not recommended for cooking.


Snooth User: lawrencet1
7214941
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 05/14/2011

If you want a big Chardonnay, this is a great one.


Snooth User: lasvegas
7424164
2.00 5
Vintage: 2008 01/23/2011

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:(


Snooth User: CamachoCigars
68335137
3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 04/17/2008

The Kendall Jackson Grand Reserve has to be one of my favorite in-expensive white wines. Great value for a nice, crisp, dry chardonnay.


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External Reviews for Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay Grand Reserve California

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
07/23/2014

'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


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/20/2014

Lots of oaky flavors mark this dry wine. Buttered toast, brown butter and vanilla flavors dominate the underlying peach, pear, citrus and mango flavors.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/20/2014

Deftly balanced, offering creamy oak notes, with touches of ripe pear, butterscotch and baked apple. A pleasant spiciness shows on the finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/29/2014

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


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 07/31/2013

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


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
Vintage: 2011 10/10/2013

'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


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2011 09/05/2013

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


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1105205 Snooth User: jcollura
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2010 06/09/2012

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2009 09/02/2011

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2009 06/09/2011

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2008 11/07/2010

805450 Snooth User: sjoyce11
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2008 05/13/2011

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2005 12/10/2007

40225 Snooth User: Majikk
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2005 12/02/2008

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Winemaker's Notes:

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.

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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