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2012 Kendall Jackson Chardonnay "Grand Reserve"

Kendall Jackson 2012 Grand Reserve Chardonnay

Winery: Kendall Jackson

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Grand Reserve"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Santa Barbara/Monterey

State or country: CA

Price: $22

Cases produced: 200,000

KWG Score: 88.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: June 30, 2014

Wine Review: This light yellow colored Chardonnay from Kendall Jackson is made for oak lovers. It opens with butterscotch, lemon and light oak bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and lively. The flavor profile is an oak, butterscotch and lemon blend with notes of butter and minerality. This are hints of pear in the background. The finish is dry and its flavors are nicely prolonged. This Chard would pair well with homemade mac n' cheese made with smoked Gouda. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Lush tropical fruit intertwines with lemon, lime and floral notes. Elegantly layered, this wine exhibits a rich texture and firm backbone with a hint of vanilla and spice to round out the long finish. - Randy Ullom, Winemaster

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