Double Gold – 2009 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Wine Competition
Highly Recommended – Newsday, November 2009
Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Growing Regions: 61% Monterey County, 33% Santa Barbara County, 5% Mendocino County, 1% Sonoma County
How you were introduced?
An all time favorite wine…. to order at restaurants, to get on sale at Liquor 44 and store it by the case. So refreshing and ALWAYS consistent. Hence my quote that KJ is the Coca-cola of Chardonnays. You can buy it anywhere and be satisfied with the taste. They make a LOT of this wine which make it a great value wine for the price. We used to be able to get it for 9.99, but the lowest I have seen it lately is 11.99.
Oakey and citrus make this a nice compliment to any meal, especially seafood and chicken. Serve as cold as possible in my book — I love cold chardonnay and have been known to return it if it was not up to my level of coldness. Honestly – the reserve, the grand reserve and the just plain old KJ all taste about the same to me, so enjoy any of them — you won’t be disappointed.
KJ Website Tasting Notes
“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.” – Randy Ullom, Winemaster