Cost: $27.95 (Clearance price $22.40)
Grape Variety: Chardonnay
Category: White Wine
Location Bought: LCBO Vintage
Country: United States
Region: 51% Santa Barbara County, 49& Monterey County
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Kendall-Jackson Winery
Alcohol: 13.5% Alcohol/Vol.
Description: Gold in colour with a medium+ intense nose.
Kendall-Jackson produces solid Chardonnay’s from the entry level to their high end, and is probably one of my top 10 go to Chards.
Positives: Nicely balanced Chard that has medium buttered toasted oak with oak spice, cloves, lemon, crème brûlée, Easter Lilly, butterscotch, marshmallow, pineapple, peach, orange, apple crumble pie and a touch of limestone. Full body with good acidity and a very long length. Nice to see a quality Chard being under 14% alcohol.
Drink now on or over the next 5 years on its own or pair it with steamed lobster with drawn butter.
Tasted: 10 May 13
Score: 9+/10, Value: 9/10 (Clearance price 9.5/10) Total: 18+/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4+