Kendall Jackson Grand Reserve Chardonnay
|Region||California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara|
Talbott Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Chardonnay 2014Our flagship Chardonnay is representative of the world-class Chardonnay consistently produced from the celebrated Sleepy Hollow Vineyard. This wine offers aromas of jasmine, sandalwood and vanilla along with richer notes of brioche and butterscotch. On the palate, lively minerality adds complexity to characteristics of green apple, Crenshaw melon, ripe Bosc pear and Meyer lemon accented by notes of butter and cream. Rich and vibrant, this elegant Chardonnay has a satiny smooth finish with alluring hints of cinnamon and hard spices.
Newton Unfiltered Chardonnay 2015Intense, pristine and concentrated. Aromas of citrus blossom, white peach, brioche, gun smoke and marzipan create wonderful depth. Flavors continue on the palate including lime zest, jasmine and honeydew melon. Wonderfully intense, the fruit blends seamlessly with subtle smoky oak and yeasty complexity to create a textural and vibrant mouthfeel. The juicy acidity balances the profound intensity of the fruit providing great carry and length. You can enjoy this wine either by itself or with a range of cuisines. The full-flavored and textural elements are a great pair with rich seafood like lobster, crab and salmon but is equally adaptable to poultry, mushrooms and pork.
Heitz Cellar Napa Valley Chardonnay 2016Our Chardonnay continues to be crafted with balance and acidity, focusing on its true varietal characteristics. The nose of the 2016 Chardonnay begins with hints of Meyer lemon, pineapple, and freshly baked sweet apple tarts. The fresh fruit aroma is complemented by subtle notes of toasted hazelnut, honey suckle, and white floral characteristics. Its fresh, bright acidity pleases the palate while balanced by a smooth richness that we obtain through sur lie aging. Blending chardonnay fruit from our estate Trailside Vineyard in Rutherford and fruit from Oak Knoll AVA, all the classic chardonnay elements marry together in balance. The rich, ripe fruit character from the warmer Rutherford vineyard combined with the crisp, light acid in the grapes from the cooler Oak Knoll vineyard is what makes our Chardonnay unique. The new French oak gives the wine vanilla and baking spice flavor without overpowering the varietal flavor.
Cakebread Napa Valley Chardonnay 2017This wine has a pretty, floral nose with fresh citrus, orange blossom and white peach, but the real treat is in the mouth. The viscosity coats the palate; it is weighty on the tongue yet well-balanced with acidity. The finish is clean with a nice zing and lingering minerality intertwined with pear and apple lemon.
Groth Chardonnay 2017The 2017 Chardonnay shows a brilliant pale golden straw color. The aromas open with ripe pear, white peach, and citrus notes of orange blossom and Meyer lemon, complemented by subtle toasty oak undertones. The palate entry is smooth with citrus and mineral elements. The mouthfeel builds cleanly with a very nice acid balance crisp and bright but still juicy and lush. In addition to the citrus notes, there is a tropical fruit layer of lychee, pineapple, and starfruit. The hint of new oak brings a sweetness that lifts the fruit and provides a bit of structure that supports the mouthfeel.
Orin Swift Mannequin 2017Pale gold in the glass, opulent aromatics of Meyer lemon, vanilla crème, and sweet oak are complemented by subtle notes of jasmine, gardenias and caramel. The layered palate is replete with ripe stone fruit, melon, lemon curd and hints of roasted almond, grapefruit pith and white pepper. The finish is long and rich with a tapering young coconut flavor.