Kendall-Jackson

Vintner's Reserve California Chardonnay

8.8743 ratings
8.319 pro ratings
California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
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
Jesse Pender

Assistant Winemaker Delicato Family Vineyards

8.4

Holding up well.

Holding up well.

Dec 16th, 2017
Duff Scudder

Very nice buttery and smooth taste. Little sweeter than we might like but still went very well with rockfish and peaces for desert. Giant priced at $17, on sale for $11. Love that bale!

Very nice buttery and smooth taste. Little sweeter than we might like but still went very well with rockfish and peaces for desert. Giant priced at $17, on sale for $11. Love that bale!

6 people found it helpfulAug 4th, 2014
Nick Lyons

Notes of pear, lemongrass, some fresh apples, oaky vanilla influences on the rounded after-taste. Not overly oaked to keep it still rather refreshing.

Notes of pear, lemongrass, some fresh apples, oaky vanilla influences on the rounded after-taste. Not overly oaked to keep it still rather refreshing.

3 people found it helpfulOct 13th, 2014
"Odedi"

Light gold in color.

On the nose, popcorn, butter, cedar no fruits at all.

Dry on the palate with butter, lime and grapefruit.

Fermented in small oak barrels.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

To me this was terrible. I couldn't take more than two sips. Oh well...

Light gold in color.

On the nose, popcorn, butter, cedar no fruits at all.

Dry on the palate with butter, lime and grapefruit.

Fermented in small oak barrels.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

To me this was terrible. I couldn't take more than two sips. Oh well...

2 people found it helpfulJul 20th, 2015
Andrew Algren

Sommelier Alinea

6.4

No words

No words

2 people found it helpfulDec 26th, 2013
Beth Marshall

Consistently good, 'round' Chardonnay. No bitterness.

Consistently good, 'round' Chardonnay. No bitterness.

1 person found it helpfulJul 29th, 2015
Kara Cox

Very good. My new favorite!

Very good. My new favorite!

1 person found it helpfulJun 1st, 2015
Steven

Love it!

Love it!

1 person found it helpfulMay 29th, 2015