Watch a tasting in celebration of the 148th Kentucky Derby! Wine.com host Gwendolyn Osborn leads this special tasting with two of the Derby’s preferred drink sponsors: Kendall-Jackson and Woodford Reserve. You’ll taste a commemorative release Kendall-Jackson Kentucky Derby Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon with Kendall-Jackson Winemaster Randy Ullom, learn to make a traditional Mint Julep with Elizabeth McCall, Woodford Reserve Assistant Master Distiller, and get race insights and commentary from Todd Schrupp, main anchor on “America’s Horse Racing Network” TVG.
- Randy Ullom, Winemaster, Kendall-Jackson
- Elizabeth McCall, Assistant Master Distiller, Woodford Reserve
- Todd Schrupp, Main Anchor at “America’s Horse Racing Network” TVG
- Hosted by: Gwendolyn Osborn, Wine Educator, Wine.com
Tasting Set Includes:
- Kendall-Jackson Kentucky Derby Chardonnay
As the preferred wine of the Kentucky Derby®, Kendall-Jackson is proud to offer this commemorative bottling of Chardonnay. This limited release wine is aged in small oak barrels. Beautiful balanced notes of warm vanilla with aromas of bright tropical fruit and citrus.
- Kendall-Jackson Kentucky Derby Cabernet Sauvignon
As the preferred wine of the Kentucky Derby®, Kendall-Jackson is proud to offer this commemorative bottling of Cabernet Sauvignon. This limited release wine is aged in small oak barrels, creating a textured palate with notes of cigar box and baking spice, accompanied by hints of black currant and dark cherry. Aromas of ripe blackberry, black cherry, cocoa and cassis draw you in. Round, rich, seamless tannins provide a robust backbone and supple mid-palate. Notes of cedar, vanilla, toast and a hint of mocha linger on the finish.
Please note that customers in the states of CA, NY, FL and NJ can choose to buy the Woodford Reserve Bourbon here.
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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 "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.