I tasted this one at the California wine show. This is a wine I’ve enjoyed for a while. Golden in color, with a lovely rich nose of butterscotch. On the mid pallet the wine matches the nose with a smooth easy California style chard with some butterscotch. On the finish the wine has some strong tartness and acidity. I think it might be a little young and little too cold. As it was I would give it an 88.
From the LCBO web site for a different year:
KENDALL-JACKSON VINTNER’S RESERVE CHARDONNAY 2009 VINTAGES 369686 | 750 mL bottle Price: $ 19.95
Wine, White Wine 13.5% Alcohol/Vol.
Sugar Content : XD
Made in: California, USA By: Jackson Wine Estates International
Release Date: Oct 1, 2011
There are several million cases of the 2009 Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay (100% estate grown Chardonnay that is, remarkably, 100% barrel fermented), which comes primarily from Jess Jackson’s coastal properties in Monterey and Santa Barbara. Winemaker Randy Ullom told me he manages to stir the lees on all the barrels once a month, which is astonishing. Abundant aromas of white peach, honeysuckle, green apple skins and a hint of tropical fruits jump from the glass of this medium-bodied, crisp, dry, fruity, well-made Chardonnay. It is a sensational bargain. Kendall-Jackson enjoys a well-deserved reputation for over-delivering quality vis a vis price for its wines. , , Score – 89. (Robert Parker Jr., erobertparker.com, Feb. 2011).
Check LCBO stock for a different year.
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