KENDALL-JACKSON VINTNER’S RESERVE CHARDONNAY 2006

I’ve had this one a number of times now and quite enjoy it. It is a spot on varietal California style Chard. Lovely yellow in color with a typical Chard bouquet. The wine has butteryness but not too over the top. The oaks are well under control. There is a bit of sweetness and lots of lovely fruit. This is an excellent wine. It should keep well and improve as well in spite of what Parker says below. Unfortunately there are very few left in Ontario … sigh. Sucks to be you 🙂

From the LCBO web site:
KENDALL-JACKSON VINTNER’S RESERVE CHARDONNAY 2006 California TASTING NOTE: The 2006 Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay is certainly one of the best Chardonnays for the money. This wine, which all comes from coastal vineyards owned by Jackson, is 90% barrel-fermented and put through 100% malolactic, which is remarkable given the quantity of wine made … Crisp orange marmalade and lemon oil notes as well as some tropical fruits always characterize this wine, which seems to show very little evidence of oak, with gorgeously lush fruit, and zesty acidity in a fresh, lively style. It’s a remarkable value … Drink 2007-2008. Score – 89. (Robert Parker Jr.,www.erobertparker.com, Dec. 2007) (D) 750 mL $19.95 Featured 10/11/2008

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