Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Chardonnay 2004

Chardonnay from Central Coast, California

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Item No. 85667
  • white wine
  • RP91
  • W&S90
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Winemaker's Notes

The Grand Reserve wines from Kendall-Jackson are superlative expression of the art of blending terroir from key vineyard sources. Each harvest, the tri-county appellation percentage varies and the subtle nuances that winemaking adds achieve the proper balance of grace. It is this harmony of terroir and winemaking skill that makes these wines outstanding.

The 2004 Grand Reserve Chardonnay is lush and tropical with bright citrus notes and ripe apple flavors. Sur lie aged, and beautifully balanced, this Chardonnay is richly layered with elegance and a creamy texture enhanced from the gentle stirring of the lees. A delight for the senses.

This wine is particularly exceptional in that all the Chardonnay grapes were grown on vineyards that we own or control via a long-term lease or similar arrangement. Controlling our own vineyards ensures that our precision farming methods are used to manage our Grand Reserve blocks. We know that our grapes are handled with the utmost care and are harvested at the peak of their maximum potential.

Robert Parker of the Wine Advocate said that this Chardonnay is "a serious, unmistakably California Chardonnay exhibiting loads of honeyed tropical fruit, medium to full body, and admirable freshness as well as texture" and awarded this wine 91/100 points.

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Back in 1974, Jess Jackson saw in the fine vineyards of California's cool coastal regions fruit with a variety of outstanding flavors. What if there was a way to produce from this abundance, a single outstanding cuvee that offered both quality and value? The result, first released in 1983, was Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay, a rich, round and flavorful wine, made with hand-crafted...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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