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Wine: The pinnacle of Kendall-Jackson winemaking excellence – Stature

Stature represents the pinnacle of Kendall-Jackson winemaking excellence. Created from only our finest estate vineyards and handcrafted without compromise, it offers the ultimate expression of wine artistry.

This limited-production blend draws from five classic Bordeaux varietals—Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Fruit is hand-picked from our family estates, then artfully assembled into a wine of superb elegance and power.

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Growing Region

Terroir driven, Stature is crafted primarily from grapes grown in Napa Valley. Much of Napa Valley’s reputation for outstanding Bordeaux-style varietals can be attributed to the stellar combination of rich complex fruit and tannins. Intense dark berry tones and concentrated tannins come from the mountain appellations of Mount Veeder and Atlas Peak. The Atlas Peak volcanic soils along with Veeder’s ancient sedimentary marine soils combine to produce rich, dark, full and complex wines.

Vineyard Profile

Napa Valley has earned its reputation for outstanding Bordeaux-style varietals crafted with the exceptional fruit from its famous mountain vineyards. Intense dark berry tones and concentrated tannins spring from the volcanic soils of Atlas Peak and ancient sedimentary marine soils of Mount Veeder.

Sonoma’s Bennett Valley, also of volcanic origin, produces the outstanding Merlot sourced exclusively for Stature wines. When combined with Cabernet Franc from Alexander Valley, the blend strengthens the tannin structure and raises the fruit complexity to a higher level. The exquisite dark and silky Malbec component is from our Napa Valley vineyards.

Tasting Notes

Outstanding Bordeaux-style varietals crafted from the distinct, rich fruit of the Napa Valley. Intense dark berry tones and lush, voluptuous flavors grace this wine. Château-style barrels add rich, balanced oak accents, a rounded texture and a serious, lingering, integrated finish.

Kendall-Jackson Historical Timeline


1975 – Jess Jackson purchases Lake County property
1977 – Jess Jackson and family turn pear and walnut orchard into vineyard
1982 – Jess Jackson and family decide to make wine under the Kendall-Jackson label
1983 – Kendall-Jackson debuts with 1982 vintage Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay and wins first-ever Double Platinum Award in the American Wine Competition
1986 – Kendall-Jackson introduces Grand Reserve wines
1987 – Kendall-Jackson earns its first Wine & Spirits “Winery of the Year” award
1992 – Kendall-Jackson reaches 1 million cases sold
1992 – Winemaster Randy Ullom’s first KJ harvest
1992 – Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay becomes #1 Chardonnay in America
1996 – Kendall-Jackson creates Santa Rosa Wine Center at the former site of Château DeBaun
1997 – First vintage of Stature launches
1997 – 2 1/2-acre Organic Sensory Garden is planted at the Kendall-Jackson Wine Center
1997 – The Kendall-Jackson Wine Center hosts the first Annual Heirloom Tomato Festival
2000 – Kendall-Jackson awarded Bon Appetit Winery of the Year
2004 – #1 Chardonnay by-the-glass in Wine & Spirits Restaurant poll 3 years running
2005 – Inaugural release of Highland Estates Collection; Vintner’s Reserve committed to Jackson Estates Grown (100% of all fruit is hand-selected from our vineyard estates) with 2004 Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay
2006 – All Grand Reserve wines are now Jackson Estates Grown
2007 – Kendall-Jackson celebrates 25th Harvest
2007 – Jess Jackson is awarded lifetime achievement by Wine Enthusiast Magazine
2007 – Vintner’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Syrah are Jackson Estates Grown with 2005 releases
2008 – Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay ’07 receives 90 points from The Wine Advocate; Grand Reserve vintage wines move to single county or AVA, except for Chardonnay
2008 – Vintner’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot move to Tri-County appellation with ’06 vintage release
2008 – Vintner’s Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Zinfandel move to Jackson Estate Grown with 07 vintage
2009 – Introduce Vintner’s Reserve Summation white wine
2010 – Jackson Hills Collection launches; Vintner’s Reserve Summation red is wine introduced
2011 – Kendall Jackson releases AVANT
2011 – Jess Jackson passes away on April 21, 2011
2011 – Kendall-Jackson wins its tenth Wine & Spirits “Winery of the Year” Award
2012 – Winery President Rick Tigner stars in “Undercover Boss” on January 29, 2012 on CB

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