"Layered aromas of green apples, peaches, honey and vanilla balance flavors of baked apples, lemon, pineapple and mango. A hint of spiced nuts and a suggestion of toasted oak round out the lingering finish."
–Randy Ullom, Winemaster
Wine & Spirits Rating:90 Points
"The 2007 Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay is entirely made from estate fruit. This cuvee seems to get better with each vintage as winemaker Randy Ullom is a virtuoso at producing such high quantity/high quality wine. Notes of melons, honeysuckle, and lemon oil along with remarkable flavor and texture are found in this wine."
Robert M. Parker Jr., Wine Advocate, December 2008
California Grapevine Rating:88 Points
"Medium-light golden yellow; attractive, forward, slightly buttery, baked apple aroma with lemony notes; medium-full to full body; forward, fleshy, green apple and tropical fruit flavors with a touch of toasty oak and a pleasing mouthfeel."
Nicholas Ponomareff, California Grapevine, January 2009
Wine Enthusiast Rating:87 Points
"Made in the familiar style that is K-J Vintner's Reserve, this Chardonnay shows pineapple, lemondrop, mineral and spice flavors balanced with crisp coastal acidity."
Steve Heimoff, Wine Enthusiast, February 2009