Kendall Jackson Grand Reserve Chardonnay 2016 - Liquors Inc.
Kendall Jackson Grand Reserve Chardonnay 2016
SKU: 19978

Kendall Jackson Grand Reserve Chardonnay 2016

  • v91
  • ws90
  • jd89
  • we88
  • wa88


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Category White Wine
Region California, Central Coast
Brand Kendall Jackson
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
Lush tropical fruit intertwines with lemon, lime and floral notes. Elegantly layered, this Grand Reserve Chardonnay exhibits a rich texture and firm backbone with a hint of vanilla and spice to round out the long finish.
  • v91

The 2016 Chardonnay Grand Reserve is sourced entirely from estate vineyards in Santa Barbara and Monterey. Pliant and supple, with terrific depth, the Grand Reserve is another wine that punches above its weight. Apricot, orange peel, mint, chamomile and lightly honeyed notes all add nuance.

Antonio Galloni, April 2018
Wine Spectator
  • ws90

Rich and well-crafted, with some lavender accents to the melon, white cherry and pear flavors that feature a creamy texture. The spicy finish is smooth and silky. Drink now through 2021. 100,000 cases made.

Kim Marcus, June 30, 2018
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd89

A small step up in price, the 2016 Chardonnay Grand Reserve comes from Santa Barbara and Monterey counties and was brought up all in French oak, 29% new. This cuvée goes completely through malolactic fermentation. Similarly colored to the Vintners Reserve, with vibrant notes of pineapple, mango, spice, and honeyed citrus, it's clean, nicely balanced, and textured, with loads of charm. It's another well-made, borderline outstanding Chardonnay to drink over the coming couple of years.

June 5, 2018
Wine Enthusiast
  • we88

Meyer lemon, hazelnut and Gravenstein apple aromas show on the clean and restrained nose of this Chardonnay that comes from Santa Barbara and Monterey counties. Rounded peach blossom, Bartlett pear and more roasted nuts appear on the tightly wound sip.

Matt Kettmann, June 1, 2018
Wine Advocate
  • wa88

The 2016 Chardonnay Grand Reserve is scented of ripe honeydew melons, peach blossoms and rose water with a waft of honey-drizzled apricots. Medium-bodied, lively and with plenty of ripe melon and stone fruit flavors, it has nice spice and toast suggestions. 150,000 cases were produced.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, December 29, 2017