The 2009 Kendal Jackson Avant is 100% Jackson Estate grown Chardonnay sourced from KJ vineyards in Monterey County (64%), Santa Barbara County (35%) and Mendocino County (1%). The word “Avant” translates to “before,” meaning Chardonnay before the effects of oak barrel aging. With that said, 50% of the Chardonnay was aged in stainless steel tanks and the remaining 50% was aged in oak barrels that have been used several times, the used oak barrels gives the effect of very subtle structure to the Chardonnay. The alcohol content is 13.5%.
Very bubbly with butterscotch and citrus notes. The wine has a nice finish and mouth feel. The flavor stays with you, it is very sophisticated for a wine of this price . I would serve it with chicken piccata, of fillet of sole.