2006 Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay Grand Reserve
Monterey/Santa Barbara
 
WB Rating: 90

 
Alcohol by volume: 13.5%
Price at time of purchase: $16.49 (Bottle Barn, Santa Rosa)
 
Type: Chardonnay
Principal varietal(s): Chardonnay

This wine is an outstanding bargain every year, but I think the 2006 is my favorite yet. Lip-smacking fruit flavors and more complexity and fullness than the also excellent Vintner's Reserve. Rich pineapple and citrus fruit accompanied by spicy nutmeg-like oak notes, toasty and long finish. It has a richness that could almost be cloying except it has the perfect level of bright acidity. Delicious wine, great buy. - HK 2009-04-16

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