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2008 Kendall Jackson Chardonnay "Jackson Hills"

Kendall Jackson 2008 Chardonnay

Winery: Kendall Jackson

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Jackson Hills"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Santa Barbara County

State or country: CA

Price: $25

Cases produced: 12,020

KWG Score: 92 (based on 4 reviews)

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

Review date: March 24, 2010

Wine Review: This Chard comes from KJ's new line of wines called Jackson Hills. It was my favorite of the three Very Good KJ Chards we tried. It is yellow colored and opens with a tropical fruit like nose. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, nicely balanced, and very smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty mild lemon-lime with nicely integrated oak. There is a touch of green apple mixed in as well. The finish is dry and its gentle oak notes linger nicely. This is the style of Chardonnay that I prefer. It's even better when it is really well made, like this wine. For the money, it is a steal. I would pair this wine with Chicken St. Timothy. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Our estate grown grapes from Santa Barbara County deliver tropical aromas and a lush texture. 55% of the grapes hail from the Santa Maria Valley benches which evoke pineapple and mango notes; 45% from the Los Alamos hillsides and benches that supply the spice, floral aromas and minerality. - Randy Ullom, Winemaster

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