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Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay Vintner's Reserve
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Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay Vintner's Reserve 2016

California, United StatesKJ has been America's #1 selling chardonnay for 25 years and despite its massive production it remains entirely barrel fermented and essentially handcrafted from small vineyard lots, vineyards, by the way, the Jackson family owns. It’s all cool, coastal fruit from a mix of top clones. KJ’s signature label is all about land. They own every vineyard that goes into this two million-plus case brand and it's all cool, coastal, chardonnay that chief winemaker Randy Ullom gets to work with. Here he mixes Monterey County citrus and lime flavours with the mango and pineapple flavours of Santa Barbara County, the green apple notes of Mendocino County and Sonoma County’s ripe pears. The wine is fermented and aged in French and American oak barrels and aged sur lie. Soft, round and fresh, it is fully ready to drink. Try it with a chicken salad or a favourite creamy pasta dish.Tasted: 04 January 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: AB 23.00 private wine shops BC 23.99 BCLS ON 20.00 Vintages MB 19.00 QC 21.00 US 15.00 srp NB 27.50 Producer: Kendall-Jackson Vineyards and WineryDistributors: Summit Fine Wines
Varietal: ChardonnayCSPC: 296566UPC: 081584013105