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2016 Kendall Jackson Chardonnay "Jackson Estate"

Kendall Jackson 2016 Jackson Estate Chardonnay

Winery: Kendall Jackson

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Jackson Estate"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Santa Maria Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $32

Cases produced: 9,719

KWG Score: 92 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: July 12, 2018

Wine Review: This dark yellow colored Chardonnay is impressive. It opens with a fragrant lemon and oak bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and smooth with no edges at all. The flavor profile is a tasty mild oak influenced apple and pear blend with notes of butter. I also detected a hint of ginger towards the end. The finish is dry and fades away nicely. I would drink this Chard on its own and it certainly would not last long. Enjoy with friends that like this style of Chard! – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The chilly climate and very long growing season allows the grapes to retain a high natural acidity, while the narrow diurnal temperatures of the growing season results in extraordinarily flavorful grapes. Rich and creamy with golden mango, pineapple, yellow peach, and honeysuckle flower flavors, plus a hint of tangerine. Oak barrel aging adds notes of buttered biscuits and vanilla bean to the palate and long, lingering finish.

Organic status: not organic

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