2014 Kendall Jackson Chardonnay "Grand Reserve"
Winery: Kendall Jackson
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Grand Reserve"
Wine Category: Chardonnay
Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay
Region: Santa Barbara/Monterey
State or country: CA
Cases produced: unknown
KWG Score: 90.3 (based on 3 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)
Review date: August 14, 2016
Wine Review: This yellow colored Chardonnay opens with an oak, apple and lemon like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, nicely balanced and super smooth. The flavor profile is a vanilla oak influenced pear with notes of lemon. I also picked up some hints ginger. The finish is dry and its flavors are nicely prolonged. This Chard was popular with all that tried it. I would pair it with chicken cordon bleu. Enjoy – Ken
Winemaker Notes: Lush tropical fruit intertwines with lemon, lime and floral notes. Elegantly layered, this wine exhibits a rich texture and firm backbone with a hint of vanilla and spice to round out the long finish.
Organic status: not organic
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