Kendall Jackson Grand Reserve Chardonnay 2009

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SKU 815840130820


Elegant and tropical with hints of lemon oil essence, key lime and yellow grapefruit, joined by notes of pineapple and mango. Lushly layered and viscous with a firm acidity and creamy texture.
Category White Wine
Country California
Region Central Coast
Brand Kendall Jackson
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
  • wa91

Wine AdvocateReaders looking for more caramelized tropical fruit and honeysuckle characteristics as well as more opulence and flesh should check out the 2009 Grand Reserve Chardonnay (a blend of equal parts Santa Barbara and Monterey fruit). This 100% Chardonnay was aged 9 months in primarily French oak, and was put through 100% barrel and malolactic fermentation with lots of lees stirring. Kendall-Jackson's Chardonnay program has always been a reference point for how to get the most out of this grape and this cuvee highlights the buttery melon, tropical fruit and peach-like characteristics of Chardonnay. It also possesses medium to full body, well-integrated wood and a long, heady, rich finish.

Robert Parker, February 2011
  • ws88

Wine SpectatorClean and snappy, with floral and white peach aromas and mouthwatering flinty grapefruit and citrus notes. Drink now through 2017.

James Laube, November 15, 2012
  • we88

Wine EnthusiastSoft and honeyed, an unctuous Chardonnay with pleasant citrus fruit and buttered toast flavors. Finishes a bit quick, but earns kudos for dryness and a clean, spicy finish.

Steve Heimoff, May 1, 2011