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...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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...

  • 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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Kendall-Jackson on Snooth

  • DO NOT DISREGARD ANYTHING FROM KENDALL-JACKSON; the late "Boss Man", KJ was trained as a lawyer but however chose to be a wine man par excellence......he preferred soil to law courts!!!!   Read More

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  • I think JD is correct when you talk about Cab Sauv. Best is from Napa and you ... Ridge, Rombauer, Kistler, Kendall Jackson have defined a particular type of luscious, oaky wine.  For a leaner, brighter style, you can look at I'd look at Failla, Peay, Arnot-Roberts, Hirsch Vineyards, and a few others that are from the far west Sonoma Coast. In... Read More

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  • Despite my somewhat feeble attempts trying to find US wine in Australia is frustratingSo I think I would like to build a list of high Quality but not astronomic priced wines my American Snooth Colleagues would suggest I look out forBare in mind that if it is from a very small niche producer I would need to know how I can source it in AustraliaSo... Read More

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  • THANK YOU,  RCKR1951....will check TOTAL for that Cabby!I have had good Kendall Jackson too....really good....but among my favorites among AMERICANWINES are ST. Francis old vines Zin and several wines from CAKEBREAD!MIRRASOU WINERY never really delivers it significantly on the palate for me......nothing to write home about....haha!!! Read More

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  • Kendall Jackson Pinot Noir Vintner's Reserve California 2012

    Snoothrank:

    Entry level and should have probably been drank 18 months ago. But I just bought at a 50% off dale, so what the hell. Low energy nose equals low energy usually and this is no exception. Some raspberry and plum, a little spice, mild tannins short aftertaste. 83 points - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Pinot Noir 2013

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    Very smooth, has become one of my favorites. Read More

    Wine review by mmhthg


  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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


  • 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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