2000 Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay Great Estates Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara County, California
WB Rating: 90

Alcohol by volume: 14.5%
Price at time of purchase: $12.99 (Wine Club)
Type: Chardonnay
Principal varietal(s): Chardonnay

This is a tremendous buy (if you can find any left...). Classic, sinfully rich California Chardonnay. Like the Arroyo-Seco in the same "Great Estates" line, this wine has great ripeness, big, oily mouth feel, yet with beautifully balanced acidity. Oak-laden super-ripe spicy tropical fruit flavors and lingering finish. I wish I'd bought more of this one when I had the chance - I was scared off by its age, yet it is an absolutely vibrant wine that shows no sign of drifting over the hill. - HK 2005-06-20


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