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Date Printed: 7/30/2014
Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay 1997
Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay 1997
(search item no. 4055)

PRICE ON 7/30/2014: $18.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Generous tropical fruit, apple, citrus and melon aromas and flavors are complemented by buttery, toasty oak complexity. The rich, polished palate leads to a crisp, lingering finish. A delicious aperitif and a fine accompaniment to seafood, chicken and creamy pastas.
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About Kendall-Jackson:

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 "cuvée" 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 methods. That same year, Grand Reserve was introduced, a line of ultra-premium wines that represented the full potential of California's finest vineyards and winemaking. Today, over 5,000 acres of vineyard in California's coastal regions are farmed by Kendall-Jackson. Four separate wineries house what is possibly the single largest barrel-fermentation project in the world. But perhaps most important, is that Kendall-Jackson remains a family-owned winery.