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Kendall-Jackson

+1 (707) 571.7500 5007 Fulton Road
Fulton, CA 95439
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Jess Stonestreet Jackson, founder of Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates, was a legend in the wine industry. Thanks to his dedication and skill, he popularized Chardonnay in the United States, with the best-selling Chardonnay in America for over 20 years. In 1983, just one year after he founded Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates, his Chardonnay won the first double Platinum Award ever given by the American Wine Competition. Jackson passed away on April 21, 2011, at the age of 81, leaving behind the highest-selling brand of “super-premium” wine in the United States.

In 1974, Jess Jackson and his wife, Jane Kendall, purchased and converted a pear and walnut orchard in Lakeport, California into a vineyard. In 1982, a downturn in the grape market discouraged Jackson from selling grapes, so he took the opportunity to create his own winery, Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates. This was a wise decision, since today, with 14,000 acres across California’s Sonoma County and numerous distinctions Read more »

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  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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Kendall-Jackson on Snooth

  • Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Pinot Gris 2014

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    Quite floral and pungent aromas of rose petals, violets and a touch of honey. In the mouth it's smooth and continues that floral character, but adds to that green apple, lemon and more tropical notes of pineapple and melon. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Kendal J Gr Reserve Cabernet Sauv

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    No written review

    Wine review by a0010175


  • Kendall-Jackson Syrah California Vintner's Reserve 2011

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    Somewhere between new and old world in style. Just OK Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • I have had the pleasure the last few days to taste some nice wines courtesy of ... named 'Collage' by Kendall Jackson which went down gorgeously without trace in one sitting. That was a star for very different reasons to the Crozes, which had sheer class. Opened a 2005 Cotes Du Rhone Villages by Gabrielle Meffre today but it hadn't the spice I... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • I'm sorry that I ignored this one for a few days, Symie, but I really don't remember the flavor profile of the California Sauterne.  I'm sure I had some, but, heck, that was 40 years ago.  If it was dry and tart you may have some luck with Sauvignon Blanc.  That is widely available at a lot of price points.  If there is a Trader Joe's near you, ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Do You Also Have Problems...


  • So my friends and I were talking. I have the WORST luck finding wines I love at any (normal) price point.  Most of the time I drink wines that are just-OK, and it seems like most of my friends have the same experience.I was wondering if everyone else had the same problem we do so I’m taking a poll:What percentage of those are wines you absolutel... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Do You Also Have Problems...


  • In case you haven't heard the news, Oregon is a lot more than Ducks and ... ... investment, noted by Kendall Jackson's acquisitions of Gran Moraine, Zena Crown and Maple Grove Vineyards as well as Domaine Drouhin's purchase of Roserock vineyard and Chateau Ste. Michelle's purchase of the Willakia vineyard in March 2014,” the PBJ article said.... Read More

    From the article Westward, Ho! Oregon Wine Industry Continues to Grow


  • After last week’s disappointing look at value priced Zinfandel you would be right to think that this week’s take on value priced Syrah, with a focus on Australian Shiraz, might produce equally horrifying results. After all if there was a poster child for big, oaky, goopy, and slightly sweet wines in the marketplace Aussie Shiraz certainly would ... Read More

    From the article Value Syrah $15 and Under


  • Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Syrah 2012

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    Low on the nose but true to its varietal roots with soft layers of violet, blood, and blackberry fruit laid over a well integrated base of oaky spice. In the mouth this is a bit low in acid, rich and matte on the palate. The wood tannins immediately intrude on the rich, soft and rather attractive palate with its violet candy and wild plum flavor... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Syrah 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by mark


  • Just a salute to Chad at KJ Wine Estates. He was very informative and patient. We had a great time and enjoyed the grounds. Recommend to anyone staying near the Santa Rosa area to visit. A nice surprise for us was the KJ Meritage which we purchased and enjoyed thoroughly.

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  • It is a Great Wine!!!

    Comment by 297036Anthony Proctor 297036 Anthony Proctor


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