Kendall Jackson Grand Reserve Chardonnay 2018
|Region||California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara|
The 2018 Chardonnay Grand Reserve is made exclusively from Santa Barbara fruit. Creamy, polished and wonderfully inviting, the 2018 has so much to offer. Bright floral accents from a touch of Musqué Clone Chardonnay add lift to this weightless, supremely expressive cool-climate Chardonnay.
The 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!
Just slightly more expensive, the 2018 Chardonnay Grand Reserve comes all from Santa Barbara County (Los Alamos and Santa Maria) and was basically all barrel fermented and brought up in 76% French and the balance American oak barrels. More Meyer lemon, orange blossom, and honeysuckle notes emerge from the glass, and it has a rich, textured, yet balanced mouthfeel as well as a clean finish. It's another high quality, rock-solid effort from this estate.
Opulent aromas of butter cream, orange rind and lime balm show on the nose of this widely available and ever-popular bottling. Roasted apples, clove and more baking-spice flavors arise on the smoothed-out palate.
Chalky notes accent the firm and savory-edged flavors of melon, green apple and overripe peach. Muddled finish. Drink now.