Kendall Jackson Chardonnay Vintner's Reserve California 2013

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A bit low key on the nose with soft apple pie and grilled pineapple fruit under a topping of burnt marshmallow and vanilla cookies. Medium to full ... Read more

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 Vintner's Reserve California

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065202,305
0.00 5
Vintage: 2010 07/20/2012

A bit low key on the nose with soft apple pie and grilled pineapple fruit under a topping of burnt marshmallow and vanilla cookies. Medium to full in the mouth with some hints of lemony acidity helping to balance out the obvious sweetness here. This is creamy and indistinct in the mouth with a nice balance of grilled pineapple and vanilla flavors on the mid-palate. Gains sweet graham cracker notes on the finish, which shows a bit of heat under the lemon candy sweetness. 82pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065202,305
3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 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
89065202,305
2.50 5
Vintage: 2010 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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Snooth User: basilwino
2282621,039
3.00 5
Vintage: 2012 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
220047883
5.00 5
Vintage: 2012 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
15654377
4.00 5
Vintage: 2012 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
21881151
3.00 5
Vintage: 2012 09/09/2009

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


Snooth User: msmudhen
31143021
0.00 5
Vintage: 2012 11/26/2009

Very smooth nice white wine


Snooth User: France159
3576789
3.50 5
Vintage: 2012 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
4503016
4.50 5
Vintage: 2012 04/11/2010

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 Vintner's Reserve California

External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
09/23/2011

Kendall Jackson Chardonnay Jackson Estates Grown Vintner's Reserve 2007 and all other premium wine from Kendall-Jackson available at discounted prices at WineDada.com. We also carry many other premium wine lables from USA and all over the world.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
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 and butter rounds out the long, lingering finish. - Randy Ullom, WinemasterGrowing Regions:36% Monterey County33% Santa Barbara County14% Mendocino County14% Sonoma County3% San Luis Obispo CountyAlcohol: 13.5%T.A.: 0.69/100mlpH: 3.43


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
07/09/2014

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 and butter rounds out the long, lingering finish. - Randy Ullom, WinemasterGrowing Regions:36% Monterey County33% Santa Barbara County14% Mendocino County14% Sonoma County3% San Luis Obispo CountyAlcohol: 13.5%T.A.: 0.69/100mlpH: 3.43 ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2012 02/04/2014

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.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 07/10/2013

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


External Review
Vintage: 2012 01/30/2009

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
Source: eVintner Wines and Spirits
Vintage: 2012 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.


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

212185 Snooth User: sanadler
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3.50 5
2012 01/11/2014

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2012 10/16/2009

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2012 10/05/2009

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2012 08/11/2009

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2012 08/05/2009

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2012 12/09/2009

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2012 03/04/2010

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Winemaker's Notes:

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 and butter rounds out the long, lingering 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 and butter rounds out the long, lingering finish.

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