The Anderson Valley is in a narrow valley carved out by years of erosion from the Navarro River. As the river runs through the valley and empties into the ocean, it cuts through the mountains to allow the cold ocean wind and coastal fog to creep in. The wine shows its cool-climate origins in bright acidity, accenting the rich flavors of wild strawberries, black cherries and plum. Firm minerality grounds the wine with firm tannins and a silkiness on the finish.
Kendall-Jackson is the benchmark of excellence in family-owned California winemaking. When Jess Jackson crafted his first Chardonnay in 1982, his goal was to create a wine with integrity and an unwavering commitment to quality—a wine that’s exclusive, yet for everyone. Three decades later, many consider Kendall-Jackson to be “America’s Favorite,” and their Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay has been the #1 selling Chardonnay in America since 1992.