Kendall-Jackson

Vintner's Reserve California Chardonnay

8.7378 ratings
8.810 pro ratings
California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
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
Jessica Hildenbrand

My favorite Chardonnay

My favorite Chardonnay

4 people found it helpfulFeb 13th, 2015
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
David Wilkins

A little on the sweet side and quite fruity

A little on the sweet side and quite fruity

2 people found it helpfulJan 19th, 2015
Alden Earl

Always love this.

Always love this.

2 people found it helpfulJun 25th, 2014
Andria Youn

Bit sweet- fruity. clean.

Bit sweet- fruity. clean.

1 person found it helpfulSep 18th, 2016
Molly Orbon

Meh but cheap

Meh but cheap

1 person found it helpfulNov 27th, 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
Tim Dewhurst

Aromas of oak and slight green apple, with honeycomb. Sweet taste with medium acidity and creamy vanilla and apple.

Aromas of oak and slight green apple, with honeycomb. Sweet taste with medium acidity and creamy vanilla and apple.

1 person found it helpfulApr 24th, 2015