Kendall Jackson Grand Reserve Chardonnay 2010, Santa Barbara County 54%/Monterey County 46%

Chardonnay Chardonnay
California, Usa

$29.95 (59576)

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April 13, 2013

Critic Reviews (3)

Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

The latest GR chardonnay fruit is split almost evenly between Monterey and Santa Barbara and more than two thirds...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This has very generous, robust and juicy character, with sweet oak, clove spice, smoke and peach/pineapple fruit. It...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Ripe, very tropical, perfumed and floral, almost muscat or viognier-like, with off-dry palate and soft texture. Short...

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Community Reviews (1)

Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

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.

Negatives: None

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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