SANTA ROSA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today Kendall-Jackson, one of America’s most beloved family-owned and operated wineries, which recently celebrated its 35th harvest, announced the national launch of the 2017 Vintner’s Reserve Rosé. An exciting addition to the Kendall-Jackson portfolio, the Rosé joins a wide range of Vintner’s Reserve wines, including the winery’s seminal wine, the Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay, which has been the best-selling Chardonnay in America for the past 25 years according to IRI data. The Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve series showcases classic varietals, highlighting the complex fruit flavors from the best of California’s marine influenced vineyards. Previously available in select markets, the 2017 Vintner’s Reserve Rosé wine begins shipping nationwide this month.
“Rosé continues to be one of the hottest trends in wine, with a broad appeal” said Winemaster Randy Ullom, who recently completed his 25th harvest working with the Jackson family, and has played a pivotal role in elevating the winery’s winemaking program throughout his tenure. “Some thought this trend would end, but it has shown no signs of slowing down. I’m thrilled that this quintessential California Rosé allows us to introduce Kendall-Jackson to new consumers.”
The 2017 Vintner’s Reserve Rosé comes from vineyards in Santa Barbara, Monterey, Sonoma and Mendocino Counties. It is comprised of primarily Pinot Noir, which brings brightness and vibrancy, with some Syrah and Grenache, which contribute to the wine’s soft coral color and strawberry notes. Stainless steel fermentation allows the wine to retain its bright fruit character and freshness, making it ideal for sipping on its own or pairing with a wide array of flavors and spices.
About Kendall-Jackson Winery
Kendall-Jackson is one of America’s most beloved family-owned and operated wineries. Founded by entrepreneur and visionary Jess Jackson in 1982, and now led by his wife Barbara Banke and their children, Kendall-Jackson is based in Sonoma County and offers a range of acclaimed wines grown on vineyards along the coastal ridges of California. A leader in sustainable vineyard and winery practices, including water and energy conservation and natural pest control, 100 percent of Kendall-Jackson’s estate vineyards in California are third party certified by SIP (Sustainable in Practice) and CCSW (Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing). Kendall-Jackson was recently named 2017 winery of the year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine, recognized as a benchmark in the California wine industry. The winery’s seminal wine, the Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay, has been America’s favorite Chardonnay for the past 25 years, and the 2015 vintage was ranked No. 28 on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 list in 2017. Learn more online at www.kj.com, and follow Kendall-Jackson on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.