Review: Kendall Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Sauvignon Blanc

Kendall Jackson Vintner's Reserve Sauvignon Blanc

Kendall Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, while heavy in actual Sauvignon Blanc, is a blend of all sorts of things. It includes almost 10% Semillon, another 1% or so of Pinot Gris, and then a some additional grapes simply labeled as “other”. Blending is not a bad thing. The different grapes all bring something different to the wine to create balance and a thoroughly enjoyable final product.

This blending effect is even true within the Sauvignon Blanc grapes themselves. For example, the grapes from Lake County add citrus and lemon while the grapes from Mendocino bring the honeysuckle and those from Monterey add the minerality. With all those combined, the Kendall Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Sauvignon Blanc is aged in oak, which rounds out the flavors very nicely.

At the end of the day, you get a very rich, tasty wine with just the right amount of fruit balanced by the right amount of mineral flavors. For only $13, I can easily recommend that you give the Kendall Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Sauvignon Blanc a try.