Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay Special Select Vintners Reserve 2012

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kendall continues their streak of top-notch wines. Loads of tropical fruit surprisingly deep texture medium body and wonderful purity results in crisp elegant dry Chardonnay. Robert M. Parker J

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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

Member Reviews for Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay Special Select Vintners Reserve

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Snooth User: basilwino
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3.00 5
09/21/2009

Good Chardonnay for the money. It was better at $10 - $11 but things have changed. A lot of wood, but a good standby Chard when in doubt.


Snooth User: George Parkinson
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5.00 5
07/23/2009

best value for the price in U.S. Chard; Color-gold; nose-lemon & Apple; mouth-pear nectar; finish - medium linger; buy it drink it and try aging it! I have.


Snooth User: elzumpango
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4.00 5
03/26/2009

My standby Chardonnay. No one will ever knock this wine unless they're a wine snob and see the label. Pick up a few cases at 10 bucks a pop and you'll be set.


Snooth User: wmmv
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3.00 5
09/09/2009

To Heavy on wood...can't stand drinking a bottle.


Snooth User: msmudhen
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0.00 5
11/26/2009

Very smooth nice white wine


Snooth User: France159
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3.50 5
01/19/2010

This had a good medium oaky taste, a nice lingering finish, medium body with a nice slight lingering finish to it. the price is great and has the standard expected quality from kendall jackson.


Snooth User: ammyphilly
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4.50 5
04/10/2010

Great white wine. Good for people who love oaky smell and sweet-taste. My friend could not believe it costs only $15/bottle.


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External Reviews for Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay Special Select Vintners Reserve

External Review
01/29/2009

The Kendall-Jackson 2005 Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay is a tropical fruit explosion. Flavors of mango and pineapple are noticed immediately, then you'll notice peach, apples, and pear. The finish is long with hints of sweet toast. A


External Review
11/12/2013

'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: CityWineCellar.com
01/03/2010

kendall continues their streak of top-notch wines. Loads of tropical fruit, surprisingly deep texture, medium body, and wonderful purity results in crisp, elegant, dry Chardonnay." Robert M. Parker Jr., Wine Advocate


External Review
02/08/2013

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.


External Review
02/04/2014

Here’s a rich, flashy Chardonnay. It has a fat, butter-and-cream mouthfeel, with waves of pineapple tart, lemon meringue, buttered toast and honey flavors that finish soft and lush


External Review
09/16/2014

Deliciously crisp with lots of fruit and subtle spice notes. Layers of apricot, peach and orange blossom mingle with bursts of aromatic jasmine and a delightful finish.


External Review
05/15/2014

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, WinemasterGrowing Regions:42% Santa Barbara County39% Monterey County13% Mendocino County6% Sonoma CountyAlcohol: 13.5%T.A.: 0.67/100mlpH: 3.41 ** SOLD OUT **


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