Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay Special Select Vintners Reserve 2012
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.
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.
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.
To Heavy on wood...can't stand drinking a bottle.
Very smooth nice white wine
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.
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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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
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.
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
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.
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 **
The ubiquitous, omnipresent, 2.23 million cases of 2012 Chardonnay Vintner’s Reserve attracts all sorts of ground fire from bloggers and critics, who are incredulous that anyone could barrel ferment every ounce of this wine, which is sourced from the Jackson Family vineyards, 80% of which are in the Central Coast and 20% in Mendocino and Sonoma. Every barrel is stirred once a month, and the wine is kept on its lees for six months. Much has been made of a secret formula that adds sugar or, as the Germans do, suss reserve, but the wine tastes relatively dry, and that is confirmed by lab tests. Few honest people would call this a sweet, cloying Chardonnay. The beautiful 2012 Chardonnay Vintner’s Reserve offers lots of white peach, pineapple and honeysuckle notes, no oak, a lovely texture and fresh, lively flavors. Who knows how many retailers stack bottles of this in their windows and expose it to heat, but if properly stored, this is the real deal… again. It should provide plenty of pleasure over the next year.
Features flavors centered on white flower, white peach, spice, honeysuckle and spice. Easy to enjoy. Drink now.
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