A good wine does not necessarily have to be an expensive wine. Kendall-Jackson has been America’s number one selling Chardonnay for 20 years now, which means they must be doing something right. And after having a couple glasses from a bottle of 2010 Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay, I must say they are definitely doing something very right. This wine has an incredibly sweet and smooth taste to it, and at a price of only $15 for a bottle, you can’t go wrong.
Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay 2010 is made from 100% Jackson Estates Grown grapes from vineyards along California’s cool coastal growing regions. The grapes that produce this Chardonnay are grown in vineyards in Monterey County, Santa Barbara County, and Sonoma County. The grapes that come from each of these acclaimed winemaking regions provide their own unique flavor to this Chardonnay. The grapes from Monterey County add citrus and lime flavors, while those grown in Santa Barbara County provide mango and pineapple flavors, and those from Sonoma County supply flavors of apple and pear. After being whole cluster pressed, the wine is fermented and aged in French and American oak barrels to impart richness and complexity.
This Chardonnay is bursting with tropical flavors such as pineapple, mango, and citrus. There are also subtle notes of pear and apple. These sweet fruit flavors are balanced by the oak it was aged in to produce a very smooth taste with hints of honey and vanilla. There is also a hint of toasted oak.
Overall, this is a very good white wine. Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay 2010 is a good choice for any occasion. This wine proves that a good bottle of wine doesn’t necessarily have to be expensive. If you have ever had this or a similar wine, leave me a comment and let me know what you thought of it. And if you haven’t tried this wine, go out and buy a bottle, you won’t regret it.