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2019 Kendall Jackson Chardonnay "Grand Reserve"

Kendall Jackson 2019 Grand Reserve Chardonnay

Winery: Kendall Jackson

Vintage: 2019

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Grand Reserve"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Santa Barbara County

State or country: CA

Price: $22

Cases produced: 100,000

KWG Score: 91.6 (based on 5 reviews)

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

Review date: January 19, 2022

Wine Review: This bright medium yellow colored Chardonnay from Kendall Jackson opens with a under-ripe pineapple bouquet with hints of Anjou pear and lemon. On the palate, this wine is medium plus bodied with medium acidity. The mouthfeel is round, bright, and balanced. The flavor profile is a mild oak influenced gentle pineapple with notes of cantaloupe. I also detected hints of butterscotch and vanilla. The finish is dry and its flavors drift away nicely. This Chard is made in a crowd-pleasing manner. It is versatile and will pair well with many food. I would pair it with pasta carbonara. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Lush tropical fruit intertwines with nice minerality from the calciferous soils in the Santa Maria and Los Alamos Valleys. There is a touch of floral notes from the small amounts of Dijon and Rued clones, and a hint of vanilla and spice to round out the rich, long finish.

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