Grand Reserve wines are crafted from 100% Jackson Estates Grown grapes which are hand-selected from the winery's vineyard estates. These wines capture the regional expression of the vineyard blocks each year. In the winery, artisan winemaking techniques prevail, and aging takes place in small French oak barrels. From California's coastal winegrowing regions, the winemaking team draws a rich palette of aromas and flavors to handcraft wines of depth and complexity. Grand Reserve wines offer rich regional expression and depth of varietal character. Kendall-Jackson draws off the top three percent of their Estate Grown barrel lots to make Grand Reserve wines. Look for rich, tropical flavors accompanied by clean, well-integrated acidity and finesse in this vintage.
Wine AdvocateThe 2018 Chardonnay Grand Reserve offers pure aromas of baked apples, poached pears, toast, a hint of gunflint and white peaches with floral perfume. The palate is medium-bodied, silky and intense with toasty fruits, juicy acidity and a long, savory-laced finish. This is expertly made, delicious and a great value! 168,333 cases produced, so this should be very easy to locate.