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2008 Kendall Jackson Chardonnay "Grand Reserve"

Kendall Jackson 2008 Grand Reserve Chardonnay

Winery: Kendall Jackson

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Grand Reserve"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: California

State or country: CA

Price: $20

Cases produced: 111,000

KWG Score: 91.2 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: April 8, 2010

Wine Review: This wine is a winner every vintage and the 2008 is no exception. It is light yellow colored and opens with a gentle peach bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, very well balanced, viscous, and smooth. Overall it has a terrific mouthfeel. The flavor profile is a gentle tangerine and green apple blend with just a hint of oak in the background. The finish is dry and very pleasant. I would pair this wine with sautéed chicken over penne and broccoli smothered with a light cream sauce. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: "Elegant and tropical with hints of lemon oil essence, key lime and yellow grapefruit. Notes of ripe pineapple and mango can be found throughout this exquisitely balanced Chardonnay. Lushly layered and viscous with a firm acidity and enchanting creamy texture. The finish lingers on and on." — Randy Ullom, Winemaster

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