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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  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Zinfandel

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

  • Merlot

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

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Kendall-Jackson on Snooth

  • When he started Kendall-Jackson Winery thirty-two years ago, Jess Jackson's ... ... in spite of this growth, Kendall Jackson continues to produce some of the best value priced bottles coming out of California today. These are reliable, dependable, timeless wines. You can always count on them to deliver what you need. The question is: how does a... Read More

    From the article Wine That Says "Count On Me"


  • Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Merlot 2013

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    Soft red fruit aromas of raspberry and sweet cherry with a bit of chalky earth and some floral notes on the nose. Dusty and dry in the mouth, this delivers a rich red fruit palate with a dose of medicine and dark chocolate towards the finish. Good acidity and fresh earthiness towards the finish add some complexity here. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Okay, today was day one of North Berkeley Imports' warehouse sale. DMcker ... per.  That's like Kendall Jackson during a Safeway buy-six discount.  Except it's nothing like that. We've got family coming in next month that "only" drink Meursault, but I think they could make an exception for the Chassagne Montrachet.  Or I could save it for Mrs.... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Kendall Jackson Camelot Highlands Chard 2012

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    A customer told me the other day that Gnarly Head Chardonnay a $9 bottle had a 92 rating and she would go to another town to get it. I could see someone behaving this way if they were looking for this particular chardonnay because this one is actually worthy of 90 points (not 92 though lol) Huge finish of toasty bread with pineapple marmalade, m... Read More

    Wine review by joebernardinoATyahoo


  • Kendall-Jackson Vintners Reserve Chardonnay 2013

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    Another good showing for the style and price point. Green apples, vanilla and a slight nutty profile are front and center, but as it warms a citrus presence shows itself - a slightly creamy viscous back palate creates a medium aftertaste.Drink now - Paul 88 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Kendall-Jackson Syrah Santa Barbara County Highland Estates Alisos Hills 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay California 2014

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    Slightly nutty aromas of peach, green apple and lemon on the nose. This carries a good creamy mouthfeel with ripe green apple and melon fruit with some tart lemon notes and a tropical hint of banana towards the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Kendall Jackson Chardonnay Grand Reserve 2014

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    Cool and floral on the nose with elderflower and tea leaf aromas and fruit notes of lemon zest and green apple. This has a bit of herbal leaf up front with pleasant peach and green apple notes, touches of vanilla and oak through the center and a finish that is yeasty and tart in equal measure with a bit of cedar and toast to finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Kendall Jackson 'Vintners' Reserve Summation Red 2012

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    Never follow a good bottle of wine with a so-so bottle. Once again California disappoints me. No value here. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Carmenere Carmenere great value hard to sell, the Mondavi is a standard the Cab ... do well with the Pinot Noir. Kendall Jackson is another one, very popular, and that Chardonnay is always on poi Read More

    Forum post in the topic Best wines for under $20


  • 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.

    Comment by 391170Mikeycee 391170 Mikeycee


  • It is a Great Wine!!!

    Comment by 297036Anthony Proctor 297036 Anthony Proctor


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