Kendall Jackson Vintners Reserve Pinot Noir
90 Points Wine Enthusiast
Back in 1974, Jess Jackson saw in the fine vineyards of California's cool coastal regions fruit with a variety of outstanding flavors. What if there was a way to produce from this abundance, a single outstanding "cuvée" that offered both quality and value? The result, first released in 1983, was Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay, a rich, round and flavorful wine, made with hand-crafted methods. That same year, Grand Reserve was introduced, a line of ultra-premium wines that represented the full potential of California's finest vineyards and winemaking.
Today, over 5,000 acres of vineyard in California's coastal regions are farmed by Kendall-Jackson. Four separate wineries house what is possibly the single largest barrel-fermentation project in the world. But perhaps most important, is that Kendall-Jackson remains a family-owned winery.
Wine Enthusiast - 90 Points
This is a spicy, oaky, full-bodied wine that's alluring in aroma and rich in flavor. Hints of vanilla, nutmeg and coconut lead to broad, ripe cherry and raspberry flavors on a smooth and lightly tannic texture.