Kendall-Jackson

Vintner's Reserve California Chardonnay

8.71589 ratings
8.440 pro ratings
California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Ken Z
8.8

Drank 7/23/20.

Simple nose of lemon and a touch of pear. Flavors are well balanced, with lemon curd and some peach notes. Clean, citrus driven finish. A middle of the road style.

2/22/7/4/3 +50 = 88

Drank 7/23/20.

Simple nose of lemon and a touch of pear. Flavors are well balanced, with lemon curd and some peach notes. Clean, citrus driven finish. A middle of the road style.

2/22/7/4/3 +50 = 88

Jul 24th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

The first Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay was released in 1983. Pale lemon color. Some oak and stone fruit aromas. Peach and tropical fruits on the palate with vanilla and buttery oak on the finish. Good value for a wine to entertain a crowd that won't break the bank. Consistent quality. Tasting Sample. Previously Tasted ‘15 & ‘16 side by side, not much difference. Consistent.

The first Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay was released in 1983. Pale lemon color. Some oak and stone fruit aromas. Peach and tropical fruits on the palate with vanilla and buttery oak on the finish. Good value for a wine to entertain a crowd that won't break the bank. Consistent quality. Tasting Sample. Previously Tasted ‘15 & ‘16 side by side, not much difference. Consistent.

May 21st, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

The first Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay was released in 1983. Pale lemon color. Some oak and stone fruit aromas. Peach and tropical fruits on the palate with vanilla and buttery oak on the finish. Good value for a wine to entertain a crowd that won't break the bank. Consistent quality. Tasting Sample. Previously Tasted ‘15 & ‘16 side by side, not much difference. Consistent.

The first Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay was released in 1983. Pale lemon color. Some oak and stone fruit aromas. Peach and tropical fruits on the palate with vanilla and buttery oak on the finish. Good value for a wine to entertain a crowd that won't break the bank. Consistent quality. Tasting Sample. Previously Tasted ‘15 & ‘16 side by side, not much difference. Consistent.

Dec 27th, 2019
Will Stanley

This got better as the weekend went on, starting on Friday quite sour & one dimensional, and finishing on Sunday as a very well rounded and pleasant wine. Would’ve definitely benefited from decanting. Quite tropical, with mango, Jonagold apple and a chalky mouthfeel. Probably wouldn’t buy again, but pleasing nonetheless.

This got better as the weekend went on, starting on Friday quite sour & one dimensional, and finishing on Sunday as a very well rounded and pleasant wine. Would’ve definitely benefited from decanting. Quite tropical, with mango, Jonagold apple and a chalky mouthfeel. Probably wouldn’t buy again, but pleasing nonetheless.

May 9th, 2019
Eric Urbani

Popcorn night yay

Popcorn night yay

May 22nd, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

Had a 2013 tucked away in my cellar, wanted to see how this would stand up to age, opened on 5/6/18. The first Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay was released in 1983. Golden yellow color, some gentle oak and very ripe stone fruit aromas. Ripe apple and apricot fruits on the palate with vanilla and some buttery oak on the finish. Aged very well, to me stands up to wine in $25 range. Good value for a wine to entertain a crowd that won't break the bank.

Had a 2013 tucked away in my cellar, wanted to see how this would stand up to age, opened on 5/6/18. The first Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay was released in 1983. Golden yellow color, some gentle oak and very ripe stone fruit aromas. Ripe apple and apricot fruits on the palate with vanilla and some buttery oak on the finish. Aged very well, to me stands up to wine in $25 range. Good value for a wine to entertain a crowd that won't break the bank.

May 7th, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

The first Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay was released in 1983. Light golden yellow color. Some oak and stone fruit aromas. Peach and tropical fruits on the palate with vanilla and some buttery oak on the finish. Good value for a wine to entertain a crowd that won't break the bank. Consistent quality. Tasting Sample. Tasted ‘15 & ‘16 side by side, not much difference.

The first Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay was released in 1983. Light golden yellow color. Some oak and stone fruit aromas. Peach and tropical fruits on the palate with vanilla and some buttery oak on the finish. Good value for a wine to entertain a crowd that won't break the bank. Consistent quality. Tasting Sample. Tasted ‘15 & ‘16 side by side, not much difference.

Feb 22nd, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

The first Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay was released in 1983. Light golden yellow color. Some oak and stone fruit aromas. Peach and tropical fruits on the palate with vanilla and some buttery oak on the finish. Good value for a wine to entertain a crowd that won't break the bank. Consistent quality. Tasting Sample.

The first Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay was released in 1983. Light golden yellow color. Some oak and stone fruit aromas. Peach and tropical fruits on the palate with vanilla and some buttery oak on the finish. Good value for a wine to entertain a crowd that won't break the bank. Consistent quality. Tasting Sample.

Feb 22nd, 2018
Jesse Pender

Assistant Winemaker Delicato Family Vineyards

8.4

Holding up well.

Holding up well.

Dec 16th, 2017
Carl Fischer

Like gnawing on oak chips. I took a chance at the local Publix in Naples and it didn’t pay off. It tastes just like you think supermarket Chardonnay would taste: cheap and mass-produced.

Like gnawing on oak chips. I took a chance at the local Publix in Naples and it didn’t pay off. It tastes just like you think supermarket Chardonnay would taste: cheap and mass-produced.

Oct 28th, 2017