This Chardonnay bursts with tropical flavors such
as mango, papaya and pineapple with citrus notes
that explode in your mouth. These flavors delicately
intertwine with aromas of green apple and pear to
create depth and balance throughout. A hint of
toasted oak rounds out the long lingering finish.
There are over 2 million cases of the 2008 Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay, all 100% barrel-fermented Chardonnay from Jess Jackson’s own estate vineyards. This wine displays plenty of tropical fruit, lemon butter, and citrus in a fresh, lively style, with the wood clearly pushed to the background. Hats off to winemaker Randy Ullom, who has been behind this massive winemaking task for many years. This is another hugely successful wine that can be found discounted in the $10-12 range, and should be drunk over the next year.
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... View More