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"Our Jackson Estate Grown 100% Chardonnay is bursting with tropical flavors - pineapple, mango and papaya - from Nort...Read more...
RiceSelect's fragrant Jasmati® is blended with eggs, milk and fall's favorite spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, to create a delicious rice pudding, which is layered on top of fluffy cream cheese and abuttery pecan crust. Pairs well with a bold, tawny port with flavors of dried fruits, nuts, and spices.
Food Pairings for Kendall Jackson Grand Reserve Chardonnay
The Kendall Jackson Grand Reserve has to be one of my favorite in-expensive white wines. Great value for a nice, crisp, dry chardonnay.
Our house wine!
A chewy oak bar with some tropical notes (pineapple). Hollow mid palate and Short sharp finish.
great chardonnay, a staple
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
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.
A clean, correct California Chardonnay, reliable as ever. Pear, peach and citrus flavors go down easily, buffered by graham crackery spice.
Soft and light, highlighting sweet fruits and flowery aromas. Pleasant oak finishes off with lingering touches of lemon.
This fresh, lively wine offers appealing, lemony apple aromas and flavors and a simple, refreshing finish. Drinkable now.
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.
Tasted just after bottling, the wine was a little bottle-shocked, but should be fine by Summer 2010. Rich and creamy, with complex tropical fruit, buttered toast, lemondrop candy and honeysuckle flavors. An amazing 111,000 cases were produced.
Eighty-nine percent of the 2005 Vintnerrsquo;s Reserve Chardonnay Jackson Estates is aged 6 months in barrel with malolactic fermentation, which is pretty amazing considering the quantity and the sources. It is all coastal vineyards owned by Jess Jackson, with Monterey and Santa Barbara fruit composing three-fourths of the blend, and the rest from Mendocino. 2005 continues their streak of top-notch wines. Loads of tropical fruit, surprisingly deep texture, medium body, and wonderful purity results in a crisp, elegant, dry Chardonnay. It is ideal for drinking over the next 1ndash;2 years. This is unquestionably one of the worldrsquo;s finest Chardonnay bargains. It is almost too serious for its price point.
"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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