Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay Kendall Jackson 2019
The grapes come from small vineyards, located mainly in Monterey, Santa Barbara County. To preserve the freshness of the fruit, use the whole cluster. Surge aging gives the wine a velvety structure and a cream flavor.
- Soft Cheese
MaturityReady, but will improve
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The wine with which Kendall-Jackson makes a breakthrough on the market is Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay, which for more than 25 years now has been the number one Chardonnay in the United States. The grapes come from vineyards all over California. Very attractive to the American palate, because of its sweetness, it attracts Americans to the world of wine. Today, Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay is more serious, drier and 100% Chardonnay. Kendall-Jackson has over 5,000 acres of vines in various wineries on the mountains and hills off the cool coast of California. Growing vines in high places is a challenge for both the vine grower and the vines, but the grapes that come from these places have a richer and more intense character and flavors. Each winery in the family portfolio is managed independently, with its own philosophy.All wines of the same producer
Chardonnay is the world's most famous white-wine grape and also one of the most widely planted. Of course, the most highly regarded expressions of the variety are those from Burgundy and California, but many high-quality examples are made in Italy, Australia, New Zealand and parts of South America. Describing the flavours of Chardonnay is not easy. This is not thanks to the complexity of the varietal itself but usually due its susceptibility to winemaking techniques - such as Malolactic fermentation which gives distinctive buttery aromas or Fermentation or maturation in oak barrels which contributes to the wine with smokey notes of vanilla, honey and even cinnamon, and not last the lees contact while in barrel imparts biscuity, doughy flavours. And all these incorporated with the varietal aromas of tropical (banana, pineapple and guava) to stone fruits (peach, nectarine and apricot), sometimes even citrus and apple notes. Climate plays a major role in dictating which fruit flavours a Chardonnay will have - warm regions (California, Australia ) make more tropical styles; temperate zones (southern Burgundy, New Zealand) - stone fruit notes, while the very coolest (Chablis, Champagne) lean towards green-apple aromas.More wines of the same variety