Kendall-Jackson Winery Sonoma County
Vast, private family owned wine company, founded by the late Jess Jackson, producing an extensive range under its own label and also owning or part-owning a considerable number of wine operations in the premium-wine sector throughout California. Leading brands include ARROWOOD, EDMEADES, and LA CREMA and the company also has interests in Italy (Tenuta di Arceno), Chile (Calina), Argentina (Tapiz) and Australia. The family also have connections with the HARTFORD FAMILY WINERY and MATANZAS CREEK, as well as owning LA JOTA, CAMBRIA, BYRON, FREEMARK ABBEY, STONESTREET and VÉRITÉ, and a number of independently run estates have been set up to produce top-quality reds.
The LOKOYA wines emanate from singlevineyard, mountain-vineyard sites, while the ATALON labels are drawn from varied sources. The super-premium CARDINALE is blended from Napa and Sonoma fruit sources. Under the Kendall-Jackson logo, an extensive array of affordable wines are offered as K-J Avant and Vintners Reserve red and whites. The Grand Reserve label is a step up, producing winemaker barrel selections from a range of vineyards. The top wines under the K-J label are the newly established Highland Estates, a range of single estate wines under the Jackson Estate banner and the very pricey Stature series of a Chardonnay and a red Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec. (DM)
To find out more about Kendall-Jackson and their wines, and to see how we reviewed and rated their wines you can check out the Regional Guide to California North Coast..
Or indeed you can check out the new extensively updated 9th edition Wine Behind the Label Wine Guide that is 2250 pages, it reviews around 4000 vineyards and over 30,000 wines. (DM)