Kendall Jackson Grand Reserve Chardonnay 2005

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"Our Jackson Estate Grown 100% Chardonnay is bursting with tropical flavors - pineapple, mango and papaya - from Nort...

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

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Snooth User: CamachoCigars
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3.00 5
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.


Snooth User: Bethanneq
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5.00 5
12/27/2008

loved it


3.50 5
02/03/2008

Our house wine!


Snooth User: Hemingway
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2.00 5
08/28/2007

A chewy oak bar with some tropical notes (pineapple). Hollow mid palate and Short sharp finish.


Snooth User: CassieKate
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4.00 5
06/12/2007

great chardonnay, a staple


Snooth User: prinsessenat
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4.00 5
08/26/2007

I really love this wine. Its become a staple in my collection. Its definitely befitting a wine evening. Mildly fruity and not too dry.


External Reviews for Kendall Jackson Grand Reserve Chardonnay

External Review
08/26/2008

In what must be the New World's finest value in Chardonnay, there are slightly more than two million cases of the 2005 Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay, for the first time made completely from Jackson Estate vineyards. Eighty-five percent barrel fermented, with malolactic fermentation, this is undeniably the finest Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay K-J has yet made. A beautiful nose of orange skins, honeysuckle, and tropical fruit is followed by a medium-bodied effort with terrific fruit, good acidity, a subtle influence of wood, and a crisp finish.


External Review
01/10/2013

This is clean and dry, with crisp acidity. Itandrsquo;s leaner than many richer Chardonnays, but shows plenty of wealth and creaminess, and citrus and pear flavors. A nice partner to roasted chicken or broiled halibut.


External Review
01/16/2013

'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
05/22/2011

Tropical fruit, apple, citrus and melon aromas and flavors are complemented by buttery, toasty oak complexity.


External Review
01/10/2013

The 2010 Chardonnay Vintnerandrsquo;s Reserve wraps around the palate with layers of expressive fruit. Butterscotch, spices, flowers and hazelnuts add complexity. This is another fabulous value. The entire 2,000,000 case production is made from estate-owned vineyards, which is simply mind-boggling to contemplate. Frequent lees-stirring and aging in French oak barrels impart a level of textural richness that is uncommon for a wine in this price range. Anticipated maturity: 2012andndash;2014.


External Review
05/22/2011

A clean, correct California Chardonnay, reliable as ever. Pear, peach and citrus flavors go down easily, buffered by graham crackery spice.


External Review
05/22/2011

Oaky, fat and slightly sweet, with creamy flavors of pineapples, buttered popcorn and vanilla. A good approximation of a Burgundian-style California Chardonnay at a fair price.


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Winemaker's Notes:

"Our Jackson Estate Grown 100% Chardonnay is bursting with tropical flavors - pineapple, mango and papaya - from Norther Santa Barbara County, citrus notes explode in your mouth from Monterey fruit, and Gala apple flavors define Sonoma County. To balance this intensity, we age the wine in small oak barrels primarily made with French oak sourced from our family's stave mill in France. I'm very proud of this wine. I hope you enjoy it. Founder, Jess S. Jackson "

"Our Jackson Estate Grown 100% Chardonnay is bursting with tropical flavors - pineapple, mango and papaya - from Norther Santa Barbara County, citrus notes explode in your mouth from Monterey fruit, and Gala apple flavors define Sonoma County. To balance this intensity, we age the wine in small oak barrels primarily made with French oak sourced from our family's stave mill in France. I'm very proud of this wine. I hope you enjoy it. Founder, Jess S. Jackson "

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