Kendall Jackson Grand Reserve Chardonnay 2010, Santa Barbara County 54%/Monterey County 46%
The latest GR chardonnay fruit is split almost evenly between Monterey and Santa Barbara and more than two thirds...
This has very generous, robust and juicy character, with sweet oak, clove spice, smoke and peach/pineapple fruit. It...
Ripe, very tropical, perfumed and floral, almost muscat or viognier-like, with off-dry palate and soft texture. Short...
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Gold in colour with a medium+ intense nose.
Kendall-Jackson produces solid Chardonnay’s from the entry level to their high end, and is probably one of my top 10 go to Chards.
Positives: Nicely balanced Chard that has medium buttered toasted oak with oak spice, cloves, lemon, crème brûlée, Easter Lilly, butterscotch, marshmallow, pineapple, peach, orange, apple crumble pie and a touch of limestone. Full body with good acidity and a very long length. Nice to see a quality Chard being under 14% alcohol.
Drink now on or over the next 5 years on its own or pair it with steamed lobster with drawn butter.
Tasted: 10 May 13
Score: 9+/10, Value: 9/10 (Clearance price 9.5/10) Total: 18+/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4+
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