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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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Merlot

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Syrah

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

  • Zinfandel

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

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  • 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

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  • 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


  • As you may know I love Zinfandel. I think it’s the greatest domestic wine produced in this country, both for its historic significance as well as for the exquisite expressions of variety and terrori that the great examples are capable of. As these great examples continue to become more expensive, many are above $40 now, certainly remaining good ... Read More

    From the article Value Zinfandel $15 and Under


  • Kendall Jackson 'Vintners' Reserve Summation Red 2012

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    Beautiful balance and excellent price. Perfect for entertaining. Read More

    Wine review by pamelalong


  • Kendall-Jackson Zinfandel Vintner's Reserve California 2012

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    Sweet cherry fruit laced with vanilla, cola, and softly toasted spicy aromas greet the nose. An interesting wine that is perhaps a touch sweet but offers an attractive blend of very-ripe plum date and black cherry flavors that are backed up with complicating notes of bitter spices and herbs and well integrated wood. The tannins build on the pala... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Kendall-Jackson Zinfandel Vintner's Reserve California 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by mark


  • I haven't been playing in these, mostly, because they seem to be too much like work.  However, there is one very easy one, here, that, not only is not work, but, generally, causes my taste buds to orgasm.Blue-veined cheese was invented for one thing:  to be matched with Sauternes.I am with Al on the chocolate/zinfandel thing, and I'm pretty sure... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Matching challenge *4*: what...


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