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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...

  • Syrah

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

  • Merlot

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

  • Zinfandel

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

  • 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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  • My previous challenges were for geographical locales and entire cuisines of difficulty. This time it's for difficult food items. What wines, if any, match these? Matches to specific recipes are welcome! 1)  Green, white or any other color2)  California's official veggie3)  Belgium's??4) Mold as a good thing5) Moctezuma's favorite food (and aphro... Read More

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  • Value among wines is of course relative, though there are a few factors that help keep prices down and values compelling. For example, the use of oak barrels adds to the cost of a bottle of wine and if you are able to move wines out of the winery quickly, and crop your vines so that they provide a robust yield, while not impacting quality of cou... Read More

    From the article Great Value Sauvignon Blanc

  • Kendall Jackson Sauvignon Blanc Vintner's Reserve California 2013


    Subtle on the nose with vague herbal notes married to hints of mineral water and slightly candied lime and peach aromas. tart on entry and quite simple with a lemonade like flavor profile. Theres some weight on the palate but his is a neutral example of Sauvignon Blanc. Pleasant but no more and with very modest varietal character and almost no f... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Kendall Jackson Sauvignon Blanc Vintner's Reserve California 2013


    Lime and lemon emerge on the nose along with a touch of lemon verbena. Medium bodied, a bit soft and round for Sauvignon Blanc, this delivers clean slightly guava toned citrus flavors without any of the classic herbaceous character of Sauvignon Blanc. its easy to drink if just a bit heavy on the modest finish. 82pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Kendall Jackson Red Blend Avant 2012


    A little oak, cedary and gingery, some herbaceous character, and a little bit of jammy black fruit come together on the nose. Noticeably sweet on entry and very supple, this relies on the sugar to cover some rather bitter tannins and while there is enough acid here to keep this from collapsing on the palate it is not fresh. The flavors are modes... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Red blends. We know what that means, right? It’s a code word for sweet red wine. While it may not infact be official, that is painfully close to the truth. Increasing these proprietary red blends from california, and now the world, come laden with enough sugar for dessert. that is an exaggeration, but the truth is that these wines should come wi... Read More

    From the article California's Red Blends

  • Barrels are not being replaced by stainless steel for economic reasons. I ... ... the market demographic for Kendall Jackson. If you're a poor student or some working-class guy who wants to bring something home to the wife, you guy BV Coastal.  If you're a guy from Cleveland who owns a few dry cleaners or a Chevy dealership, you buy Kistler in... Read More

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  • Oaky butter Charodnnay is not my cup of tea but to answer your questionRombauer ... from CA are J Lohr & Kendall Jackso Read More

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  • Is it me, or are oaky chards out of fashion? Nowadays most every producer I encounter boasts about their stainless steel tanks. All I want to experience with my Chardonnay is toast with a big ol' pad of melted butter on top. Can anyone recommend some excellent oaky chard producers? Thanks!  Read More

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  • Kendall Jackson Riesling 2011


    A very clear, straw green wine, it has good citrus and herbaceous undertones to its nose. There is also a definitive scent of wet stone too it. This Riesling has a medium sweet mouth-feel, but is certainly fresh and acidic. There are nice fruity undertones to it, reminding me of apples. Read More

    Wine review by jwhittenknapp

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