90 Points - Wine Enthusiast (for 2017 Vintage)
Silver Medal - Mundus Vini, 2017
Bronze Medal - International Wine Challenge, 2019
Wine Spectator Top 100, 2017 (#28)
For over three decades, Kendall-Jackson has remained relentlessly committed to producing only the finest quality wines from grapes grown in California’s cool, coastal vineyards. We carefully match climates and soil types for each grape varietal, and then guide each vineyard lot throughout the entire winemaking process. Our proprietary approach to winemaking has earned us our world-renowned reputation for wines that consistently exhibit our signature rich layers of flavor, combined with delicate balance.
Beautifully integrated tropical flavors such as pineapple, mango and papaya, with citrus notes that explode in your mouth. These flavors delicately intertwine with aromas of vanilla and honey to create depth and balance throughout. A hint of toasted oak and butter rounds out the long, lingering finish
• Crafted in small vineyard lots throughout the entire winemaking process
• Whole cluster pressed to retain the fresh fruit qualities
• Sur lie aging with monthly battonage (lees stirring) for our signature velvety
texture and creamy flavor.
92% barrel fermented and aged 6 months in France (5% new) and American oak (6% new)
Region: Monterey County, Santa Barbara County, Mendocino County, California
Winemaker: Randy Ullom
Alcohol: 13.50 %
Sugar: 6.7 g/l
T.A.: 0.69 g/100mL