"Growing grapes on the side of mountains builds character." - JESS JACKSON, Founder
Grand Reserve wines are crafted from 100% Jackson Estates Grown grapes which are hand-selected from our vineyard estates. These wines capture the regional expression of the vineyard blocks that we look to year after year. In the winery, artisan winemaking techniques prevail, and aging takes place in small French oak barrels.
From California's breathtaking coastal winegrowing regions, our winemakers draw a rich palette of aromas and flavors to handcraft wines of exceptional depth and complexity. Grand Reserve wines offer rich regional expression and depth of varietal character.
Kendall-Jackson literally turns the winemakers loose in the cellar, drawing off the top three percent of our Estate Grown barrel lots to make Grand Reserve wines. The Grand Reserve wines are the superlative expression of our Vintner's Reserve blending process, more elegantly focused and featuring fruit from just one or two of the top appellations.
Current Grand Reserve Releases:
2009 Grand Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
90 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Feb 2012
88 points, California Grapevine, Aug/Sept 2010
2010 Grand Reserve Chardonnay, Santa Barbara/Monterey
92 points, Editor's Choice, Steve Heimoff, Wine Enthusiast, July 2012
2009 Grand Reserve Pinot Gris, Monterey
4 Stars - Excellent, Ronn Wiegand, Restaurant Wine, Oct 2010
2006 Grand Reserve Pinot Noir, Monterey
92 points, Wine Enthusiast, July 2008
2009 Grand Reserve Merlot, Sonoma County
92 points, Wine Enthusiast, July 2012
2009 Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
90 points, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, Feb 2012
2007 Grand Reserve Syrah
90 points, Wine Enthusiast, May 2010
2005 Grand Reserve Meritage Red, Sonoma County
89 points, Robert Parker Jr., Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Dec 2007
Double Gold, 2009 San Francisco International Wine Competition