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The Wine Ladies in the newly renovated kitchen at Kendall-Jackson, Sonoma.

Perfect for Easter Dinner. Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay

Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay

Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay

Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay

America’s #1 selling Chardonnay for 20 years and counting! Handcrafted from 100% Jackson Estates grapes. The grapes grown in the Kendall-Jackson vineyards along the cool coastal growing regions of Monterey County, Santa Barbara County, and Mendocino County. Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay is fruit-forward, divinely complex, approachable and exceptionally food-friendly. Perfect for Easter celebrations!

Available at the LCBO in Ontario for $19.95 per bottle

Randy Ullom shows The Wine Ladies the Chardonnay.

Beautifully integrated tropical flavors such as pineapple, mango and papaya with citrus notes that explode in your mouth. These flavors delicately intertwine with aromas of vanilla and honey to create depth and balance throughout. A hint of toasted oak rounds out the long, lingering finish. — Randy Ullom, Winemaster

In 1993, Randy was hired by Jess Jackson.

When Jess made the first vintage of Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay, his goal was simple: He believed that regardless of where you live – whether it be Sonoma County or South Carolina – everyone deserves a great “affordable luxury.” To him this was the great American wine. In 2017, Randy reached a milestone – 25 years working for the Jackson Family – in the same year Kendall-Jackson celebrated 25 years producing America’s number-one selling Chardonnay.

Our Easter Wine and Food Pairings The Wine Ladies CHCH TV Morning Live

Originally published April 18th, 2014

Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay, Georgia’s Wine Pick.

Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay

Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay

 This week The Wine Ladies explore one of California’s iconic wineries, one of the most successful family owned wineries in California,  and producer of the #1 selling Chardonnay in North America for over 25 years, the Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay produced by Kendall-Jackson Vineyard Estates.

Georgia's Wine Pick

Georgia’s Wine Pick

Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay  is one hundred percent barrel-fermented Chardonnay with the richness one wants from California. Plenty of sunny fruit and lively freshness. Creamy and round with notes of buttered toast and tropical fruits. Try with char-grilled corn on the cob, or with grilled chicken.

With winemaker Randy Ullom

With winemaker Randy Ullom

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Perfect for Easter Dinner. Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay

Sonoma County including Executive Chef Justin Wangler

California harvest has begun. On this week’s radio show we showcase Jackson Family Wines.

This week The Wine Ladies explore one of California’s iconic wineries. One of the most successful family owned wineries in California. The producer of the #1 selling Chardonnay in North America for over 22 years, Kendall Jackson.

Welcoming several guests from Sonoma County including Executive Chef Justin Wangler. He is in command of a state of the art kitchen and creating exciting and unique dishes with unusual  fare growing in the KJ international gardens. Talk about Farm to Fork!

Wine master Randy Ullom wields a mean wine thief, explains “battonage” and extolls the virtues of  cool climate wines, Kendall Jackson’s signature.

Farmer Tucker of KJ, in charge of the Sensory Gardens joins us and explains how a lemon tree, grapefruit and certain herbs all add up to a Sauvignon Blanc.

  And finally we get the scoop on some of the particulars, the tasting notes and availability of many of the Jackson Family Wines while chatting with Maria Allan, a KJ rep passionate about these award winning brands.

Don’t miss out on best selling Chardonnay and celtuce!  

You’ll just have to tune in!

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Episode #3. Jackson Family Wines featuring Kendall-Jackson, Sonoma, California

 

Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

 

Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay 2013

Ask The Wine Ladies…

Dear Wine Ladies

Over the last little while it seems that Spanish wines seem to be popping up at various dinner parties and get together more and more. We really enjoyed one of our most recent white wine discoveries called  Viura (we think) which we were told was a Spanish wine that cost less than $15.00. Neither my boyfriend or I can remember where it came from in Spain and was wondering if this is the name of an area, a brand name or a town. Any additional info on this wine would be appreciated.

Barbara, Barrie, Ontario
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Jackson Family Wines

Jackson Family Wines

 

Kendall-Jackson

Coming Up Next! The Wine Ladies TV Sonoma, California and Jackson Family Wines

In the barrel room at Vinwood Cellars, where several of Kendall-Jackson’s key wines are made. Not open to the public, we are treated to lessons in “battonage” and enjoyng a “wine thief” experience. Drawing a sample of wine straight from the barrel.

In the barrel room at Vinwood Cellars, where several of Kendall-Jackson’s key wines are made. Not open to the public, we are treated to lessons in “battonage” and enjoyng a wine thief  experience. Drawing a sample of wine straight from the barrel.

COMING UP NEXT! The Wine Ladies TV

Operating a wine thief!

The Wine Ladies, Georgia and Susanne take on Sonoma County and explore the magic of iconic Kendall-Jackson wines. From the helicopter ride over the county to the harvesting of the K-J gardens to operating a wine thief! Coming soon… The Wine Ladies Adventures Around The Globe!!

At Vinwood cellars, where Kendall-Jackson produces some of its key brands SVP, Winemaster Randy Ullom directs us on “stirring the lies” the spent yeast cells that are to be agitated or stirred, known as the act of “battonage" to give complexity to the wine… not an easy task we soon learn but Georgia prevails! Hoorah for Georgia

At Vinwood cellars, where Kendall-Jackson produces some of its key brands SVP, Winemaster Randy Ullom directs us on “stirring the lies” the spent yeast cells that are to be agitated or stirred, known as the act of “battonage” to give complexity to the wine… not an easy task we soon learn but Georgia prevails! Hoorah for Georgia

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Ask The Wine Ladies…What is a wine thief?