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2012 Kendall Jackson Chardonnay "Vintner's Reserve"

Winery: Kendall Jackson

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Vintner's Reserve"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Region: California

State or country: CA

Price: $16

Cases produced: 2,000,000

KWG Score: 88.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: February 10, 2014

Wine Review: This light yellow colored Chardonnay opens with an apple and pineapple like bouquet with hints of oak. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and juicy. The flavor profile is a tasty apple and mild pineapple blend with notes of faint peach, tangerine and integrated gentle oak. The finish is dry and its flavors are nicely prolonged. This Chard is always a crowd pleaser and will be well received by your Chard loving friends. I would pair it with chicken cordon bleu. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Beautifully integrated tropical flavors such as pineapple, mango and papaya with citrus notes that explode in your mouth. These flavors delicately intertwine with aromas of vanilla and honey to create depth and balance throughout. A hint of toasted oak rounds out the long, lingering finish.

Organic status: not organic

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