Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay 2017

Chardonnay monocépage

AWARDS

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.

TASTING NOTES

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

 

KEY POINTS

• 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.

VINIFICATION 

92% barrel fermented and aged 6 months in France (5% new) and American oak (6% new)​

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

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
pH: 3.39

RSD 2,865

Vintner's Reserve Zinfandel 2016

79% Zinfandel, 21% Petit Syrah

AWARDS

91 Points - Wine Enthusiast (for 2012 Vintage)

89 Points - Wine Enthusiast (for 2014 Vintage)

89 Points - Wine Enthusiast (for 2016 Vintage)

Bronze Medal - The TEXSOM International Wine Awards, 2009

Silver Medal - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, 2012

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.

KEY POINTS

  • Dynamic raspberry and spice flavors from grapes grown in Mendocino County, luscious jam and strawberry flavors from Sonoma County fruit

  • Grapes are harvested from fractured rock and gravelly loam soils with great drainage, showcasing their full potential of great fruit and chalky tannins

  • Vineyards are mostly older, if not historic, and dry farmed with well established root systems and low yields.

VINIFICATION

Aged 9 months in French and American oak, 15% new.

TASTING NOTES

Plum, raspberry jam and blackberry flavors are supported with solid chalky tannins in this Zinfandel. Sultry cedar and spice accents linger on this captivating, long-finishing wine.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Region: Mendocino, Sonoma County, California

Winemaker: Fritz Maier

Alcohol: 14.50%
T.A.: 0.57 g/100mL
pH: 3.77

RSD 3,045

Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% CF, PV, Merlot, Malbec

AWARDS

91 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (for 2013 Vintage)

91 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous, May 2019 (for 2013 Vintage)

90 Points - Wine Enthusiast (for 2013 Vintage)

Silver Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards, 2015 (for 2013 Vintage)

Grand Reserve is a winemaker’s blend of our mountain, ridge, hillside and benchland grapes grown along California’s cool coastal appellations. We select grapes from our best estate vineyards and then monitor, taste and guide each individual lot throughout the winemaking process. Each lot is kept separate, barrel-aged and crafted—boutique winery style. Our winemakers have an unmatched palette of flavors, toast levels and terroir nuances from which they masterfully blend these exemplary rich, deep and complex wines.

WINEMAKER’S NOTES

This Cabernet has distinct flavors of blackberry, blueberry, plus both red and black currants with enticing fragrances of mocha and nutmeg. Subtle notes of chocolate and toasty vanillins add to the richness and length of this bold Cab, and are accompanied by fine grained tannins on a lengthy finish.

VINTAGE PROFILE
2013 was a pleasant growing season: it was long and certainly warm enough to ripen the fruit fully. The winemaking team loves vintages with rich fruit character and balanced acidity. 

VINIFICATION

14 months aging in 73% French Oak (19% new) 27% American Oak

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Region: Sonoma Valley, California

Winemaker: Randy Ullom

Alcohol: 14.5%
T.A.: 0.58g/100mL
pH: 3.70

RSD 5,725

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