Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay
2010 / 375 ml.
- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
- OT Other Review Service
- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
88 pts. Wine Spectator: November 15, 2012
Displays a mix of fresh, lively, snappy citrus, nectarine and tangerine flavors that turn supple and fleshy. Drink now through 2020.
88 pts. Wine Enthusiast: July, 2012
This is clean and dry, with crisp acidity. It’s leaner than many richer Chardonnays, but shows plenty of wealth and creaminess, and citrus and pear flavors. A nice partner to roasted chicken or broiled halibut.
87 pts. Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate: February, 2012
The 2010 Chardonnay Vintner’s Reserve wraps around the palate with layers of expressive fruit. Butterscotch, spices, flowers and hazelnuts add complexity. This is another fabulous value. The entire 2,000,000 case production is made from estate-owned vineyards, which is simply mind-boggling to contemplate. Frequent lees-stirring and aging in French oak barrels impart a level of textural richness that is uncommon for a wine in this price range. Anticipated maturity: 2012–2014.