Kendall Jackson Grand Reserve Chardonnay 2017
|Region||California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara|
Wine SpectatorGlazed pear and dried pineapple flavors are matched to spicy accents in this open-textured style. Buttery pastry notes show on the finish. Drink now through 2022. 100,000 cases made.
Wine AdvocateAged eight months in 26% new French oak, the 2017 Chardonnay Grand Reserve gives up very compelling grapefruit and ripe peach notes with hints of allspice and honey toast. Medium to full-bodied, the palate features a satiny texture with loads of spicy stone fruit and a lively citrusy lift on the finish. 198,000 cases produced.
Wine EnthusiastAromas of grainy oak, buttered toast, sea salt, pan-seared apples and a hint of white flowers show on the nose of this always classic and familiar wine. It's fairly viscous on the palate, where strong flavors of roasted apple, buttered toast and tangerine spray arise.