Kendall Jackson Vintner Cabernet 2009

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Delectable tropical fruit intertwines with grapefruit, lemon and candied lime peel. Elegantly layered, this wine exhi...

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I can see why people would like this as their "everyday white". Not to strong on any end but plenty to offer. Aroma somewhat muted. Hints of pine, ... Read more

typical KJ Chard. Perfectly balanced. Everything falls into place like clockwork. Why spend big bucks on super high end chardonnay when the KJ c... Read more

This wine was sweet and fruity on the nose. It had a nice beginning with crisp apple and buttery taste with a nice acid balance. At the end it get... Read more

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Snooth User: tabednar
949302,449
2.50 5
10/20/2011

I can see why people would like this as their "everyday white". Not to strong on any end but plenty to offer. Aroma somewhat muted. Hints of pine, oak, and with a slight citrus tinge. Taste comes on somewhat slow but builds. Well-balanced acidity with a touch of oak. Lacks the buttery richness of most upper end Chardonnays but again a great every day wine.


Snooth User: MrRiesling
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Snooth User: zinfandel1
1546601,004
2.50 5
11/11/2012

typical KJ Chard. Perfectly balanced. Everything falls into place like clockwork. Why spend big bucks on super high end chardonnay when the KJ can stand up to most of them and has a very affordable price.


Snooth User: lakenvelder
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3.00 5
06/27/2012

This wine was sweet and fruity on the nose. It had a nice beginning with crisp apple and buttery taste with a nice acid balance. At the end it gets a too strong acidity feel and taste.


Snooth User: docrobert
86173570
3.00 5
07/31/2011

Solid overall. Light butter and oak


Snooth User: FredAkerNC
88427134
2.00 5
10/02/2011

Unoffensive but nothing spectacular. A big difference from the 2008 as it was thinner with a bit of a balance issue. OK nose but a tad thin in the middle with sweet lemon in the front and wood at the end and missing any buttery richness that was the hallmark of KJ especially in the early years.


Snooth User: OWLs Wine Chick
4472930
4.00 5
11/25/2011

I really like this - not oaky; lush fruit and a buttery texture.


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External Reviews for Kendall Jackson Vintner Cabernet

External Review
01/03/2012

Made in the familiar style that is K-J Vintnerrsquo;s Reserve, this Chardonnay shows pineapple, lemondrop, mineral and spice flavors balanced with crisp coastal acidity.


External Review
01/03/2012

The delicious 2002 Vintnerrsquo;s Reserve Chardonnay (100% Chardonnay) exhibits copious quantities of tropical fruits, subtle wood, medium body, underlying crisp acidity, and admirable purity. It is one of the two finest Chardonnay values in the marketplace (the other being Cartlidge and Brownersquo;s Chardonnay).


External Review
05/18/2011

There are several million cases of the 2009 Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay (100% estate grown Chardonnay that is, remarkably, 100% barrel fermented), which comes primarily from Jess Jackson's coastal properties in Monterey and Santa Barbara. Winemaker Randy Ullom told me he manages to stir the lees on all the barrels once a month, which is astonishing. Abundant aromas of white peach, honeysuckle, green apple skins and a hint of tropical fruits jump from the glass of this medium-bodied, crisp, dry, fruity, well-made Chardonnay. It is a sensational bargain.


External Review
02/22/2012

"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, Winemaster ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
11/01/2012

The 2010 Chardonnay Vintnerrsquo;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: 2012ndash;2014.


External Review
07/29/2011

WA 89 WE 88 Pts - 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.


External Review
05/18/2011

The uniformity and consistency of this Chardonnay over the years have been amazing. The 1997 is less sweet than previous examples, revealing and attractive tropical fruit and citrusy-scented nose, good ripeness, medium body, and off-dry flavors that are nicely balanced by the wine's acidity. Drink this fresh, lively Chardonnay over the next year.


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Winemaker's Notes:

Opens with deep black cherry, blackberry and cassis flavors. Intense, round and well-structured tannins provide a strong backbone throughout the middle. Cedar and vanilla notes linger on the finish, beckoning another sip.

Tasting Notes:

Delectable tropical fruit intertwines with grapefruit, lemon and candied lime peel. Elegantly layered, this wine exhibits a creamy, lush texture with vanilla accents and a hint of cinnamon spice to round out the long, lingering finish.

Opens with deep black cherry, blackberry and cassis flavors. Intense, round and well-structured tannins provide a strong backbone throughout the middle. Cedar and vanilla notes linger on the finish, beckoning another sip.

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1,419 cases produced.

Notes: 77% French (27% new) with the balance in American (5% new)

Chemical Analysis:

Total Acidity: 0.7 grams per liter

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